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to-ing and fro-ingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌtuː.ɪŋ.əndˈfrəʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /-ˈfroʊ-/
repeatedmovement 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 ​childconcerned. (also to-ings and fro-ings) many different and ​repeateddiscussions and ​activities: The ​legal to-ings and fro-ings could ​delay the ​start of the ​trial.
(Definition of to-ing and fro-ing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to-ing and fro-ing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 来来回回, 往复, 纷繁复杂,繁琐,忙乱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 來來回回, 往復, 紛繁複雜,繁瑣,忙亂…
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