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hit-and-miss

adjective uk   us   /ˌhɪt.ənˈmɪs/ (also hit-or-miss)
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.
Translations of “hit-and-miss”
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒準的,碰運氣的…
in Russian непредсказуемый…
in Turkish gelişigüzel, rastgele, tesadüfî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没准的,碰运气的…
in Polish przypadkowy…
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