head nor tail


head nor tail
   If you can't make head nor tail of something, you cannot understand it at all or make any sense of it.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • head nor tail — If you can t make head nor tail of something, you cannot understand it at all or make any sense of it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Neither head nor tail — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • can't make head nor tail of something — can t make head nor ˈtail of sth idiom to be unable to understand sth • I couldn t make head nor tail of what he was saying. Main entry: ↑headidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make neither head nor tail of — {v. phr.} To be unable to figure something out. * /This puzzle is so complicated that I can make neither head nor tail of it./ Compare: HEADS OR TAILS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make neither head nor tail of — {v. phr.} To be unable to figure something out. * /This puzzle is so complicated that I can make neither head nor tail of it./ Compare: HEADS OR TAILS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ neither\ head\ nor\ tail\ of — v. phr. To be unable to figure something out. This puzzle is so complicated that I can make neither head nor tail of it. Compare: heads or tails …   Словарь американских идиом

  • can't make head nor tail of smth — understand, find meaning in something We couldn t make head nor tail of what he was trying to say during his speech …   Idioms and examples

  • make head nor tail of smth — understand, find meaning in something We couldn t make head nor tail of what he was trying to say during his speech …   Idioms and examples

  • can't make head nor tail of something — can t make head nor/or tail of (something) to not be able to understand something at all. We couldn t make head or tail of the film. What does his message say? I don t know I can t make head or tail of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't make head nor tail of — can t make head nor/or tail of (something) to not be able to understand something at all. We couldn t make head or tail of the film. What does his message say? I don t know I can t make head or tail of it …   New idioms dictionary