hit and miss

hit-and-miss

[hit-n-mis]
adjective
sometimes successful or rewarding and sometimes not.

Origin:
1895–1900

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hit-and-miss
 
adj
informal Also: hit or miss random; haphazard: a hit-and-miss affair; the technique is very hit and miss

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