neither fish nor fowl nor good red herring


neither fish nor fowl nor good red herring
anything not belonging to a particular class or category; indefinite; indeterminate; to be hesitant or undecided; having no specific characteristics; neither one thing nor the other. May appear as neither fish nor good red herring, neither fish nor flesh

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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