Definition of neither one thing nor the other in English:

neither one thing nor the other

phrase

  • Not clearly either of two things.

    ‘Sam stands on the cusp, neither one thing nor the other’
    • ‘Theirs was the awkward fate that often attends those who are neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘My generation of historians may be one of those that sit on the cusp, neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘To be neither one thing nor the other in gender terms is to be both obviously wrong and utterly invisible.’
    • ‘Neither one thing nor the other, buyers often turn their noses up at the prospect of something different and distinctive.’
    • ‘Trumpeted as the next big allrounder, but at Port Elizabeth he looked neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘Being freelance is a very attractive option to many of us but it is neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘She gets frustrated with him because their relationship is neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘Mercury is, by nature, ambivalent, difficult to see, neither one thing nor the other.’
    • ‘It's an unsettling time, neither one thing nor the other, and my mood reflects it faithfully.’
    • ‘What has transpired of course is neither one thing nor the other.’
    indeterminate, indefinite, indistinct, insipid, nondescript, neutral, toneless, colourless, dull, drab, washed out
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