on-again, off-again

or on-a·gain-off-a·gain

[ on-uh-gen -awf-uh-gen, of-, awn- ]
/ ˈɒn əˌgɛn ˈɔf əˌgɛn, ˈɒf-, ˈɔn- /

adjective

being in force or inoperative by turns, especially spasmodically and unpredictably: an on-again, off-again romance.

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Origin of on-again, off-again

First recorded in1945–50

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