Meaning of “fall between two stools” in the English Dictionary

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"fall between two stools" in British English

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fall between two stools

If something falls between two stools, it fails to achieve either of two aims:

The grammar guide falls between two stools - it's too difficult for a beginner but not detailed enough for an advanced student.

(Definition of “fall between two stools” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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