from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a lack of care, accuracy, or organization; random.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Inconsistent; unpredictable; erratic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. performed without care or close attention; slipshod; careless; -- of the manner of performing a task. Opposite of
careful, conscientiousor methodical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Recklessly; haphazard: as, he rode hit-or-miss.
- Reckless; haphazard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dependent upon or characterized by chance
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The moms told them that motorized swings and vibrating chairs were hit-or-miss when it came to pacifying infants.
Translating any story from one medium to another is always a hit-or-miss process.
Resort-town theater can be a hit-or-miss proposition, but Cape May Stage's production of "The Understudy" is fully as satisfying as the potent staging of "Doubt" that the company mounted in 2008.
When writing an on-line journal, sharing one's personal life is often a hit-or-miss operation.
Trying to re-create iconic artistic moments is a hit-or-miss proposition .
(Not so much for Seasons 3-5, which were so hit-or-miss.)
The industry has suffered from sprawl, with huge stores filled with hit-or-miss fashions and spotty customer service.
Take Classic Stage Company's ambitious "Chekhov Initiative" cycle, which has been, perhaps inevitably, a hit-or-miss affair in which a very fine "Seagull," directed by Viacheslav Dolgachev in 2008, was followed by Austin Pendleton's interesting but exceedingly uneven "Uncle Vanya" and "Three Sisters."
For employers, the job search process can often seem like a time-suck and a high stakes game of hit-or-miss.
Especially NBC's Chuck, which I've found to be pretty hit-or-miss so far this fall.