back–and–forthing

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noun back–and–forth·ing \¦bak-ən(d)-ˈfȯr-thiŋ\

Definition of back–and–forthing

  1. :  the exchange of ideas through discussion or debate … Friday's back-and-forthing had produced an acceptance in principle of 7-of-9 items of dispute. — Dick Shippy, Miami Herald, 17 July 1988 Stratfor's briefs don't sound like the usual Washington back-and-forthing, whereby agencies avoid dramatic declarations on the chance they might be wrong. — Sam C. Gwynne, Time, 25 Jan. 1999

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1930

First Known Use of back–and–forthing

1930


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