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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.
Translations of “to-ing and fro-ing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 來來回回, 往復, 紛繁複雜,繁瑣,忙亂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 来来回回, 往复, 纷繁复杂,繁琐,忙乱…
(Definition of to-ing and fro-ing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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