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English definition of “either-or”

either-or

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌaɪ.ðərˈɔːr/ /ˌiː-/ us    /-ðɚˈɔːr/
describes a situation in which there is a choice between two different plans of action, but both together are not possible: It's an either-or situation - we can buy a new car this year or we can go on holiday, but we can't do both.Taking and choosingExpressions used to describe situations
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