hit-or-miss


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hit-or-miss

(hĭt′ər-mĭs′)
adj.
Marked by a lack of care, accuracy, or organization; random.

hit or miss adv.

hit′-or-miss′



adj.
careless; inattentive; haphazard.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hit-or-miss - dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
random - lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements"

hit-or-miss

adjective
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
Translations

hit-or-miss

[ˈhɪtɔːˈmɪs] ADJal azar
to have a hit-or-miss way of doing thingshacer las cosas al azar or sin ton ni son
the way she painted the room was rather hit-or-misspintó la habitación a la buena de Dios or como Dios le dio a entender
it's all rather hit-or-misses todo un poco a la buena de Dios

hit-or-miss

[ˈhɪtɔːˈmɪs] adj (approach) → disinvolto/a; (work) → così cosà
the service in this hotel is very hit-or-miss → il servizio in questo albergo lascia a desiderare

hit

(hit) present participle ˈhitting: past tense, past participle hit verb
1. to (cause or allow to) come into hard contact with. The ball hit him on the head; He hit his head on/against a low branch; The car hit a lamp-post; He hit me on the head with a bottle; He was hit by a bullet; That boxer can certainly hit hard!
2. to make hard contact with (something), and force or cause it to move in some direction. The batsman hit the ball (over the wall).
3. to cause to suffer. The farmers were badly hit by the lack of rain; Her husband's death hit her hard.
4. to find; to succeed in reaching. His second arrow hit the bull's-eye; Take the path across the fields and you'll hit the road; She used to be a famous soprano but she cannot hit the high notes now.
noun
1. the act of hitting. That was a good hit.
2. a point scored by hitting a target etc. He scored five hits.
3. something which is popular or successful. The play/record is a hit; (also adjective) a hit song.
ˌhit-and-ˈrun adjective
1. (of a driver) causing injury to a person and driving away without stopping or reporting the accident.
2. (of an accident) caused by such a driver.
ˌhit-or-ˈmiss adjective
without any system or planning; careless. hit-or-miss methods.
hit back
to hit (someone by whom one has been hit). He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt
to hit in an unfair way.
hit it off
to become friendly. We hit it off as soon as we met; I hit it off with him.
hit on
to find (an answer etc). We've hit on the solution at last.
hit out (often with againstor at)
to attempt to hit. The injured man hit out blindly at his attackers.
make a hit with
to make oneself liked or approved of by. That young man has made a hit with your daughter.