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English definition of “be neither fish nor fowl”

be neither fish nor fowl

like one thing in some ways and like another thing in other waysUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of be neither fish nor fowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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