Question by  terry94 (71)

What is the origin of the idiom "neither here nor there"?


Answer by  Ruby40 (372)

The origin is unclear. It can be traced back prior to 1583 where its first recorded use was attributed to a sermon by John Calvin. It is probably older.


Answer by  benstac (1928)

The phrase "neither here nor there" is from Arthur Golding's translation of "The sermons of J. Calvin upon Deuteronomie" in 1583. It's thought to originate in the 16th century.

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