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English definition of “yes and no”

yes and no

used when you cannot give a particular answer to a question: "Is the job going okay?" "Well, yes and no."Yes, no and not
(Definition of yes and no from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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