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ни то ни сё

neither fish nor flesh (nor fowl/good red herring)

Examples from texts

В эти два часа шла страшная бурда - ни то ни се.
For those two hours the play was horribly flat--neither one thing nor another.
Достоевский, Фёдор / ПодростокDostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw Youth
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
Троица вошла в гостиную. Человек, сидевший в мягком кресле, был ни то ни се.
The man sitting in the easy chair of the small living room they stepped into was nondescript.
Асприн, Роберт / Игры драконовAsprin, Robert / Dragons Wild
Dragons Wild
Asprin, Robert
© 2008 by Bill Fawcett & Associates
Игры драконов
Асприн, Роберт
© 2008 by Bill Fawсett & Associates
© Перевод. И. Самоцветов, 2009
© Школа перевода В. Баканова, 2009
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
А то ни то ни сё.
This is neither one thing nor the other.
Солженицын, Александр / Один день из жизни Ивана ДенисовичаSolzhenitsyn, Aleksandr / One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
© 1995 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Один день из жизни Ивана Денисовича
Солженицын, Александр
© Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1978
© Издательский Дом "Азбука-классикка", 2008

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ни то ни сё
neither fish nor flesh (nor fowl/good red herring)

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