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stop-and-go

[ stop-uhn-goh ]
/ ˈstɒp ənˈgoʊ /
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adjective

characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals: stop-and-go traffic.

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Origin of stop-and-go

First recorded in 1920–25
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