Definition of back-and-forthing
: 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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