to-ing and fro-ing

noun
\ ˈtü-iŋ-ən(d)-ˈfrō-iŋ How to pronounce to-ing and fro-ing (audio) \
plural to-ings and fro-ings

Definition of to-ing and fro-ing

: a passing back and forth

Examples of to-ing and fro-ing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and eventually, some sort of resolution was reached. Gary Graff, cleveland, 23 Sep. 2022 There’s some excellent Albee-esque relational to-ing and fro-ing among Roy, Carl and Shannon, the wife Carl brings to Os from Canada. Richard Lipez, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2020 Still, all the to-ing and fro-ing in splendid carriages was free for oohing and aahing to anyone who could crowd along the procession route. Patt Morrison, latimes.com, 17 May 2018 Monday’s development follows much to-ing and fro-ing between Standard Bank and the South African authorities. Renee Bonorchis, Bloomberg.com, 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of to-ing and fro-ing

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for to-ing and fro-ing

to and fro

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30 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“To-ing and fro-ing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to-ing%20and%20fro-ing. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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