Meaning of “be neither one thing nor the other” in the English Dictionary

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"be neither one thing nor the other" in British English

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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!

(Definition of “be neither one thing nor the other” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)