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English definition of “to-ing and fro-ing”

to-ing and fro-ing

noun [U] uk   /ˌtuː.ɪŋ.əndˈfrəʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˈfroʊ-/
repeated movement from one place to another: Inevitably, when both parents have custody of the child, there's a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between them for the child concerned. (also to-ings and fro-ings) many different and repeated discussions and activities: The legal to-ings and fro-ings could delay the start of the trial.
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