sometimes successful or rewarding and sometimes not.
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How to use hit-and-miss in a sentence
I am abroad, in places where communication with the wider world has been a bit hit-and-miss.
Man does not have to follow nature's slow hit-and-miss method of developing more desirable qualities in her products.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting | Northern Nut Growers Association
The governors employed for the "hit-and-miss" type are either "inertia" or "centrifugal" governors.
For small motors, one of the most widely used admission devices is that of the "hit-and-miss" type.
The second form is more widely used, and is applicable to engines having "hit-and-miss" or variable admission devices.
It had all one common mark; it was all "the church," but the hit-and-miss of it, its lightning change, bewildered him.John Wesley, Jr. | Dan B. Brummitt
British Dictionary definitions for hit-and-miss
informal random; haphazard: a hit-and-miss affair; the technique is very hit and miss Also: hit or miss
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