on-again, off-again


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(ŏn′ə-gĕn′ ôf′ə-gĕn′, ŏf-, ôn′-)
adj. Informal
Existing or continuing sporadically; intermittent or occasional: an on-again, off-again correspondence.
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Informal. Happening or appearing now and then:
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The on-again, off-again couple, who split in October, dined at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California.
Somalia, a long-troubled country in the Horn of Africa, has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.
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Self-proclaimed billionaire and on-again, off-again politician Donald Trump really got the crowd revved up at the recent conservative Republican lovefest in Manchester.
The plans for the on-again, off-again project are on again, unveiled last Thursday.
The epic, fiveyear, on-again, off-again relationship between Rihanna, 25, and Chris Brown, 24, has taken another turn with reports that she's been to visit her ex in rehab.
The specialist right-handed batsman has reportedly spent almost 10 million dollars on a 1920s Edwardian home on St Ninians Road, in Brighton, Melbourne, not far from the home of fellow Test cricketer Shane Warne and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Liz Hurley, the report added.
The on-again, off-again verbal commitment of men's basketball recruit Ray Kasongo appears to be on again.
Meanwhile, Gomez is said to have officially broken off her on-again, off-again relationship with the "Baby" singer due to his recent string of bad publicity.
There'd be none of this on-again, off-again nonsense.
According to the new order, Kiefer had on-again, off-again registration as an investment adviser in Arkansas during the weeks after the first consent order.
com) on-again, off-again cellphone plant in Vietnam is on again, according to local media reports.