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

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!Mixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things
(Definition of be neither one thing nor the other from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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