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English definition of “be neither one thing nor the other”

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be neither one thing nor the other

to be a mixture of two different things, often things that do not combine well: I prefer a book to be either fact or fiction - this one is neither one thing nor the other!
Translations of “be neither one thing nor the other”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是非此非彼的混合物, 既不是此,也不是彼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是非此非彼的混合物, 既不是此,也不是彼…
(Definition of be neither one thing nor the other from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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