hit-and-miss [hit′'n mis′]
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The definition of hit and miss is something that is unpredictable, or that is sometimes good and sometimes bad.
An example of hit and miss is going to a thrift store - you may find great bargains or nothing at all.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- resulting in both successes and failures: said as of a series of attempts
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.