[ on-uh-gen -awf-uh-gen, of-, awn- ]
/ ˈɒn əˌgɛn ˈɔf əˌgɛn, ˈɒf-, ˈɔn- /
being in force or inoperative by turns, especially spasmodically and unpredictably: an on-again, off-again romance.
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What does “clement” mean?
Origin of on-again, off-again
First recorded in1945–50
Words nearby on-again, off-again
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