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.
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?