on and off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “on and off” in the English Dictionary

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on and off

(also off and on)C1 If something ​happens on and off during a ​period of ​time, it ​happens sometimes: I've had ​toothache on and off for a ​couple of ​months.
(Definition of on and off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on and off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 时断时续地, 间歇地…
in Turkish zaman zaman, aralıklarla…
in Russian время от времени, периодически…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時斷時續地, 間歇地…
in Polish sporadycznie, od czasu do czasu…
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