yes and no

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yes and no

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see yes,‎ and,‎ no.
    You can only use yes and no answers.
  2. 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.