Neither head nor tail

Related to Neither head nor tail: high-tail, curtailing, tail down
neither beginning nor end; neither this thing nor that; nothing distinct or definite; - a phrase used in speaking of what is indefinite or confused; as, they made neither head nor tail of the matter.

See also: Head

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She could make neither head nor tail of it, nor was there another word to give a clue to its meaning, so at last from constant repetition it became a commonplace and she gave it no further thought.
But listen as he would, the prince could make neither head nor tail of it.
I could make neither head nor tail of Raffles's dealings with the man from Regent Street, and was naturally inquisitive as to the meaning of it all.
"I confess that I can make neither head nor tail of it.
"It means that I can make neither head nor tail of it.
But beyond this bodily recognition, March could make neither head nor tail of their presence or demeanor, which seemed to give a final touch of nonsense to the whole nightmare.
It's no wonder observers can make neither head nor tail of U.S.
The man in uniform took off his white peaked cap and put it down next to his notebook; each time he asked me a question in English, the man in linen started translating it into Cantonese straightaway, the Rice Paper Diaries by Francesca Rhydderch too quickly, each voice drowning out the other, and I could make neither head nor tail of what was being said.
In racing, stewards ask trainers for explanations when they can make neither head nor tail of a particular run, so why not in golf?