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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.

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yes and noUsed other than as an idiom: see yes, and, no.
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