can't make head nor tail of

can't make head nor/or tail of something

to not be able to understand something at all We couldn't make head or tail of the film. 'What does his message say?' 'I don't know - I can't make head or tail of it.'
See also: head, make, nor, of, tail
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I can't understand the point of people writing songs if audiences can't make head nor tail of the lyrics.
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