yes and no
- Used other than a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see yes, and, no.
You can only use yes and no answers.
- An answer in reply to a yes-no question, indicating there is no simple "yes" or "no" answer
Is she happy? — Yes and no, hard to say.
Have you been to Paris? — Yes and no. I've been to the airport, but didn't get to see the city.
indicating there is no simple "yes" or "no" answer