Share this entry

Share this page

make head or tail of

Definition of make head or tail of in English:

[usually with negative] Understand at all: we couldn’t make head nor tail of the answer
More example sentences
  • We still cannot make head or tail of what happened.
  • Anyway, I couldn't make head or tail of what he was saying.
  • She couldn't make head or tail of what she was being told and thought it a nightmare.
See parent entry: head

Definition of make head or tail of in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…