Definition of hide or hair of in English:

hide or hair of


  • with negative The slightest trace of.

    ‘I could find neither hide nor hair of him’
    • ‘But we did not see hide nor hair of him - which is a pity, really - during the whole of the consideration of the legislation.’
    • ‘She had seen his truck in the driveway when they walked over but hadn't seen hide or hair of him.’
    • ‘For the past 18 years no-one has seen hide nor hair of this shy, ground-dwelling bird.’
    • ‘The note was discovered three weeks ago - no one has seen hide nor hair of Brian or since.’