Definition of back-and-forthing
- … 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