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English definition of “hit-and-miss”

hit-and-miss

adjective uk   /ˌhɪt.ənˈmɪs/ (also hit-or-miss) us  
If something is hit-and-miss you cannot depend on it to be of good quality, on time, accurate, etc.: The trains are often late, so getting to work on time is a fairly hit-and-miss affair.
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