be neither one thing nor the other

be neither one thing nor the other

To be an unappealing combination of two very different things. A: "I thought you liked country and jazz." B: "I do, and that's why this band is so disappointing—it's neither one thing nor the other."
See also: neither, nor, one, other, thing

be neither one thing nor the other

if you say that something is neither one thing nor the other, you think it is bad because it is a mixture of two different things that do not combine well together I prefer a book to be either fact or fiction - this one's neither one thing nor the other.
See also: neither, nor, one, other, thing