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either-or

[ ee-ther-awr, ahy-ther- ]
/ ˈi ðərˈɔr, ˈaɪ ðər- /
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adjective
allowing no equivocation; being limited in choice to two options: It's an either-or situation—you pay the bill or you lose the company's services.
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Origin of either-or

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for either-or

either-or

adjective
presenting an unavoidable need to choose between two alternativesan either-or situation
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