ELI5 what is the meaning of the phrase “it’s a weird hill to die on”?

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It’s a phrase I’ve seen often on Reddit

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“I will die on this hill” is the original phrase here, meaning that you will defend this viewpoint to the last. A related and possibly alternate origin is calling an opinion or viewpoint someone’s “hill to die on”.

The variation you’ve brought up is a humorous/sarcastic way of saying that someone has made an odd choice of opinion or viewpoint to defend so vigorously.

For example, being a militant supporter of putting toilet paper on one way or another would be a weird hill to die on.

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