from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. On different tacks, now toward, and now away from, the land.
- adj. discontinuous; not continuous. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. not regularly
- adj. intermittently stopping and starting
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The family has sought deals off-and-on to take advantage of the water rights for several years, says Mr. Cropsey.
Under a plan debated off-and-on since the early 1990s, the various separate criminal investigators—from the procuracy, the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service FSB, and other bodies—would be united in a single investigatory agency, analogous to the American FBI.
I'm also, in my off-and-on way, reading "Freedom," and am 320 pages into it, and it's very good, and I can offer this latest, incremental review:
I am a long time off-and-on F&S reader and just recently became a subscriber.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Saturday showed Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and off-and-on Republican front-runner, with an 11 percentage point lead over Gingrich, up from 8 points a day earlier.
Dylan's off-and-on engagement with politics is intriguing.
Although the issue had been covered off-and-on over the years, almost exclusively by the Guardian, allegations of illegal behavior at the News of the World have received feverish attention since a July 4 report alleged that someone at the tabloid hacked the phone of 13-year-old murder victim Milly Dowler in 2002 while police were still searching for her.
Combine that with sporadic television habits on my part, and the off-and-on periods in which we actually had television, and it meant that I didn't see the original series often enough for it to do anything.
The actor said last week that he is now 100 percent clean and feels great, but admitted his sobriety has been "off-and-on" the last five years.
The dollar and oil have had an off-and-on inverse trading relationship for years, particularly when supply and demand indicators haven't clearly steered crude prices.