adjective Date: 1897 sometimes successful and sometimes not ; not reliably good or successful

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  • hit and miss — See: HIT OR MISS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit and miss — See: HIT OR MISS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit and 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-and-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-and-miss — adj also .hit or miss done in a way that is not planned or organized →↑random ▪ The campaign was rather a hit and miss affair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit\ and\ 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-and-miss — [hit′ n mis′] adj. 1. resulting in both successes and failures: said as of a series of attempts 2. HIT OR MISS …   English World dictionary

  • hit and miss — Something that is hit and miss is unpredictable and may produce results or may fail …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit-and-miss — hit′ and miss′ adj. hit or miss • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • hit-and-miss — ► hit and miss done or occurring at random. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit-and-miss — adjective not planned or done in an organized way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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