to-ing and fro-ing
noun (plural to-ings and fro-ings) Etymology: to and fro Date: 1847 a passing back and forth

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  • toing and froing — to|ing and fro|ing [ˌtu:ıŋ ən ˈfrəuıŋ US ˈfrou ] n [U] 1.) movement backwards and forwards many times between two or more places 2.) a lot of activity that does not help you to do something ▪ After much toing and froing, they finally reached a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toing and froing — to|ing and fro|ing [ ,tuıŋ ən frouıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) a lot of movement backward and forward between two places 2. ) a lot of argument or discussion about a particular thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toing and froing — /ˌtuɪŋ ən ˈfroʊɪŋ/ (say .toohing uhn frohing) noun movement back and forth, often apparently random. Also, toing and froing, to ing and fro ing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Germanic religion and mythology — Introduction       complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos developed by the Germanic speaking peoples before their conversion to Christianity.       Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the… …   Universalium

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