hit-and-miss

adjective
\ ˌhit-ᵊn-ˈmis How to pronounce hit-and-miss (audio) \

Definition of hit-and-miss

: sometimes successful and sometimes not : not reliably good or successful

First Known Use of hit-and-miss

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Hit-and-miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit-and-miss. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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hit-and-miss

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hit-and-miss

: sometimes successful and sometimes not : not always good or successful

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