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[heer] /hɪər/
adverb
1.
in this place; in this spot or locality (opposed to there):
Put the pen here.
2.
to or toward this place; hither:
Come here.
3.
at this point; at this juncture:
Here the speaker paused.
4.
(used to call attention to some person or thing present, or to what the speaker has, offers, brings, or discovers):
Here is your paycheck. My friend here knows the circumstances.
5.
present (used to answer a roll call).
6.
in the present life or existence (often followed by below):
We want but little here below.
7.
under consideration, in this instance or case:
The matter here is of grave concern to us all.
noun
8.
this place:
It's only a short distance from here.
9.
this world; this life; the present:
The here and the hereafter are equal mysteries to all people.
adjective
10.
(used for emphasis, especially after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective):
this package here.
interjection
11.
(often used to command attention, give comfort, etc.) now; all right:
Here, let me try it. Here, don't cry.
Idioms
12.
here and now, at the present moment; without delay; immediately:
We must tend to the matter here and now.
13.
here and now, the immediate present (usually preceded by the):
You can't live only in the here and now.
14.
here and there,
  1. in this place and in that; at various times or places:
    He worked here and there, never for long in one town.
  2. hither and thither:
    We drove here and there in the darkness, hoping to find the right roads.
15.
here goes, (used to express resolution in beginning a bold or unpleasant action):
You've dared me to dive from the highest board, so here goes!
16.
here's to, hail to; salutations to:
Here's to a long and happy life! Here's to you!
17.
neither here nor there, without relevance or importance; immaterial:
The fact that her family has no money is neither here nor there.
18.
up to here with,
  1. having a surfeit of:
    I'm up to here with work.
  2. at a high point of annoyance with:
    Everyone is up to here with his constant complaining.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English hēr; cognate with German hier, Old Norse, Gothic hēr
Can be confused
hear, here (see synonym study at hear)
Usage note
10. See there.
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British Dictionary definitions for neither here nor there

here

/hɪə/
adverb
1.
in, at, or to this place, point, case, or respect we come here every summer, here, the policemen do not usually carry guns, here comes Roy
2.
here and there, at several places in or throughout an area
3.
here goes, an exclamation indicating that the speaker is about to perform an action
4.
here's to, a formula used in proposing a toast to someone or something
5.
here today, gone tomorrow, short-lived; transitory
6.
here we go again, an event or process is about to repeat itself
7.
neither here nor there, of no relevance or importance
8.
this here, See this (sense 7)
noun
9.
this place they leave here tonight
10.
here and now, the here and now, the present time
Word Origin
Old English hēr; related to Old Norse hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Saxon hīr

Here

/ˈjɪrə/
interjection
1.
(South African) an exclamation of surprise or dismay
Word Origin
Afrikaans: Lord
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Word Origin and History for neither here nor there
here
O.E. her "in this place, where one puts himself," from P.Gmc. pronomial stem *khi- (from PIE *ki- "this") + adverbial suffix -r. The same base is the source of he. Hereafter is O.E. heræfter; heretofore preserves obsolete O.E. toforan. Phrase here today and gone tomorrow first recorded 1687, in writings of Aphra Behn.
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Slang definitions & phrases for neither here nor there

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with neither here nor there
Unimportant, irrelevant, as in You pay for the movie and I'll get the dinner check, or vice versa—it's neither here nor there . This expression was first recorded in 1583. Also see beside the point
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