fits and starts

To do something in “fits and starts” is to do it intermittently or sporadically: “Martina has been working on her master's thesis in fits and starts; she needs to work on it consistently.”


Nearby words

  1. fitment,
  2. fitna,
  3. fitness,
  4. fitness tracker,
  5. fitness walking,
  6. fits and starts, by,
  7. fitspiration,
  8. fitspo,
  9. fitted,
  10. fitten

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