English translation of '半斤八两'
(bàn jīn bā liǎng)
six of one and half a dozen of the other
⇒ 这两个人半斤八两,都不能胜任这份工作。(Zhè liǎng gè rén bàn jīn bā liǎng, dōu bùnéng shèngrèn zhè fèn gōngzuò.)
They're six of one and half a dozen of the other - neither of them are competent enough to do the job.
Translation of 半斤八两 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary