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

to-ing and fro-ing

noun [U]     /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 .Backwards, sideways and back and forth (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 .Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of to-ing and fro-ing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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