on again off again

on-again, off-again

[on-uh-gen awf-uh-gen, of-, awn-]
noun
being in force or inoperative by turns, especially spasmodically and unpredictably: an on-again, off-again romance.
Also, on-again-off-again.


Origin:
1945–50

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