to-ing and fro-ing

noun
\ˈtü-iŋ-ən(d)-ˈfrō-iŋ \
plural to-ings and fro-ings

Definition of to-ing and fro-ing 

: a passing back and forth

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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, "After centuries of practice, Britain's royals figure out how to turn a wedding into a global watch party," 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, "South African Antitrust Body Refuses to Release Rand Probe Records," 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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