on-again, off-again
adjective Date: 1948 existing briefly and in an intermittent unpredictable way <
on-again, off-again fads
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  • on-again,\ off-again — • off again, on again • on again, off again adj. phr. informal Not settled; changeable; uncertain. John and Susan had an off again, on again romance. I don t like this off again, on again business. Are we going to have the party or not? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on-again, off-again — /on euh gen awf euh gen , of , awn / being in force or inoperative by turns, esp. spasmodically and unpredictably: an on again, off again romance. Also, on again off again. [1945 50] * * * adj chiefly US : happening or existing at some times and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • On Again-Off Again — Directed by Edward Cline Produced by Lee S. Marcus Samuel J. Briskin (executive producer) Written by Nat Perrin (screenplay) Benny Rubin (screenplay) …   Wikipedia

  • on-again, off-again — /on euh gen awf euh gen , of , awn / being in force or inoperative by turns, esp. spasmodically and unpredictably: an on again, off again romance. Also, on again off again. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • on-again, off-again — adjective AMERICAN not happening continuously: an on again, off again relationship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • on-again,off-again — on a·gain, off a·gain (ŏnʹə gĕn ôfʹə gĕn , ŏf , ônʹ ) adj. Informal Existing or continuing sporadically; intermittent or occasional: an on again, off again correspondence. * * * …   Universalium

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  • On Again...Off Again — Infobox ESC entry song = flagicon|Malta On Again...Off Again caption = year = 2004 country = Malta artist = Julie Zahra, Ludwig Galea as = Julie Ludwig with = language = English languages = composer = Philip Vella lyricist = Gerard James Borg… …   Wikipedia

  • on-again-off-again — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the phrase on again, off again : occurring suddenly and irregularly and vanishing quickly : becoming briefly existent and then disappearing in an intermittent unpredictable way : fitful,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on-again off-again — /ɒn əgɛn ˈɒf əgɛn/ (say on uhgen of uhgen) adjective of, relating to, or designating a pattern of operation typified by frequent interruptions: an on again off again romance; on again off again negotiations …   Australian English dictionary

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