off and on

off and on also on and off  {adv.}
Not regularly; occasionally; sometimes.
Joan wrote to a pen pal in England off and on for several years.
It rained off and on all day.
- Sometimes used with hyphens like an adjective.
A worn-out cord may make a hearing aid work in an off-and-on way.
Categories: time {adv.}

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