One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with negative The slightest sight or trace of someone.‘I could find neither hide nor hair of him’
- ‘For the past 18 years no-one has seen hide nor hair of this shy, ground-dwelling bird.’
- ‘She had seen his truck in the driveway when they walked over but hadn't seen hide or 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.’
- ‘The note was discovered three weeks ago - no one has seen hide nor hair of Brian or since.’
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