It is neither here nor there
Here Here (h[=e]r), adv. [OE. her, AS. h[=e]r; akin to OS. h[=e]r, D. hier, OHG. hiar, G. hier, Icel. & Goth. h[=e]r, Dan. her, Sw. h["a]r; fr. root of E. he. See {He}.] 1. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to {there}. [1913 Webster]

He is not here, for he is risen. --Matt. xxviii. 6. [1913 Webster]

2. In the present life or state. [1913 Webster]

Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See {Thither}. [1913 Webster]

Here comes Virgil. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Thou led'st me here. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

4. At this point of time, or of an argument; now. [1913 Webster]

The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise. --Warren. [1913 Webster]

Note: Here, in the last sense, is sometimes used before a verb without subject; as, Here goes, for Now (something or somebody) goes; -- especially occurring thus in drinking healths. ``Here's [a health] to thee, Dick.'' --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

{Here and there}, in one place and another; in a dispersed manner; irregularly. ``Footsteps here and there.'' --Longfellow.

{It is neither, here nor there}, it is neither in this place nor in that, neither in one place nor in another; hence, it is to no purpose, irrelevant, nonsense. --Shak.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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