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back and forth

1. Backward and forward; to and fro: went back and forth in the rocking chair.
2. From side to side: paced back and forth across the room.

back′-and-forth′ n. & adj.


backward and forward; to and fro.
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A disposable diaper was patented with a back-and-forth direction and a transverse direction that is orthogonal to the back-and-forth direction.
Up to 30% Profitability Improvements and 90% Reduction in Back-and-Forth Handoffs Revealed
Another carrier reduced the back-and-forth count from an average of 16 times to less than once.