hit-or-miss
hit-or-miss hit-or-miss adj. performed without care or close attention; slipshod; careless; -- of the manner of performing a task. Opposite of {careful}, {conscientious} or {methodical}.

Syn: haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hit or miss — also[hit and miss] {adv.} In an unplanned or uncontrolled way; aimlessly; carelessly. * /George didn t know which house on the street was Jane s, so he began ringing doorbells hit or miss./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit or miss — also[hit and miss] {adv.} In an unplanned or uncontrolled way; aimlessly; carelessly. * /George didn t know which house on the street was Jane s, so he began ringing doorbells hit or miss./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit-or-miss — • hit or miss • hit and miss adj Unplanned; uncontrolled; aimless; careless. John did a lot of hit or miss reading, some of it about taxes. Mary packed her bag in hurried, hit or miss fashion …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit or miss — hit and/or miss if something is hit and miss, you cannot be certain of its quality because it is sometimes good and sometimes bad. We used a cheap printer, but the quality was a bit hit or miss. Weather forecasting used to be a very hit and miss… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit\ or\ miss — • hit or miss • hit and miss adv In an unplanned or uncontrolled way; aimlessly; carelessly. George didn t know which house on the street was Jane s, so he began ringing doorbells hit or miss. •• unsystematic; random; relying on chance; not… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit-or-miss — adjective HIT AND MISS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hit-or-miss — (= hit and miss), adjective even his approach to finding a job is hit or miss Syn: erratic, haphazard, disorganized, undisciplined, unmethodical, uneven; careless, slapdash, slipshod, casual, cursory, lackadaisical, random, aimless, undirected …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hit-or-miss — /hit euhr mis /, adj. careless; inattentive; haphazard: The professor criticized the hit or miss quality of our research. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • hit-or-miss — ► hit or miss as likely to be unsuccessful as successful. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit-or-miss — [hit′ər mis′] adj. haphazard; random …   English World dictionary

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