hit-and-miss

[ hit-n-mis ]
/ ˈhɪt nˈmɪs /

adjective

sometimes successful or rewarding and sometimes not.

Origin of hit-and-miss

First recorded in 1895–1900
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hit-and-miss

adjective

informal random; haphazarda hit-and-miss affair; the technique is very hit and miss Also: hit or miss
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