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fall between two stools

If something ​falls between two ​stools, it ​fails to ​achieve either of two ​aims: The ​grammarguidefalls between two ​stools - it's too ​difficult for a ​beginner but not ​detailed enough for an ​advancedstudent.
(Definition of fall between two stools from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall between two stools”
in Chinese (Simplified) 两头落空…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩頭落空…
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