no man land

no man's land

noun
1.
an area between opposing armies, over which no control has been established.
2.
an unowned or unclaimed tract of usually barren land.
3.
an indefinite or ambiguous area where guidelines and authority are not clear: a no man's land between acceptance and rejection.
4.
(in tennis, handball, etc.) the area of a court in which a player is at a tactical disadvantage, as the area of a tennis court about midway between the net and the base line.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English

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no man's land

noun
1. an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies 
2. land that is unowned and uninhabited (and usually undesirable) 
3. the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both); "but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise but might possibly be a signal"; "in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"; "in that no man's land between negotiation and aggression" [syn: twilight zone
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