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neither here nor there

This page is about the idiom neither here nor there


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

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey