- 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.
Origin of either-or
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Historical Examples of either-or
When "either-or" is used in the reproduction of dreams, it is, as I have already mentioned, to be replaced by "and."
The dream never utters the alternative "either-or," but accepts both as having equal rights in the same connection.
An "either-or" more terrible no doubt than the one he had formulated before her just a year ago.The Elusive Pimpernel
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- presenting an unavoidable need to choose between two alternativesan either-or situation