back-and-forth


back–and–forth

noun

Definition of BACK-AND-FORTH

1
a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another <after the usual back-and-forth of official gifts, the two leaders entered into a serious discussion>
2
an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue <the others listened with relish to the back-and-forth between the two noted professors>

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