One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Done or occurring at random.‘picking a remedy can be a bit hit-and-miss’
unsystematic, arbitrary, unmethodical, haphazard, unarranged, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, non-specific, stray, erraticView synonyms
- ‘The best pics are the first ones I ever took, using a kids' easel, my old 35 mm SLR and hit-and-miss natural light out in the yard.’
- ‘It's a hit and miss film, which will appeal to those who liked Along Came Polly.’
- ‘Things can still be a little hit-and-miss after prime time, though, which is where we hope this late-night dining guide will come in handy.’
- ‘Disappointingly, there's too much hit-and-miss chatter and only snippets of the highly clever hip-hop they're still so good at.’
- ‘The novels are hit-and-miss affairs, but they have an unforgettable pungency.’
- ‘Decision-making at Glenferrie is a hit-and-miss affair.’
- ‘Our collaboration was sort of hit and miss, depending on where and what we were doing.’
- ‘There's music that spans the last 30 years, but the selection is pretty much hit and miss.’
- ‘Performances, however, are a hit-and-miss affair.’
- ‘Dessert in this part of town can be hit-and-miss.’
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