neither here nor there

This page is about the idiom neither here nor there.

Meaning: You can say something is neither here nor there if it's not important, or not relevant.

For example:

  • Whether we like a band or not is neither here nor there. The only thing that matters is whether we can sell enough tickets to their concert.

  • Her popularity among the other teachers is neither here nor there. What's important is her ability to teach her students.

Quick Quiz:

Our boss says a person's private life is neither here nor there if

a. they have nowhere to live

b. they do a good job

c. it affects their performance at work

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Contributor: Matt Errey