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toing and froing (on something)

moving back and forth on an issue, first deciding one way and then changing to another. The boss spent most of the afternoon toing and froing on the question of who was to handle the Wilson account. I wish you would stop toing and froing and make up your mind.
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toing and froing

 
1. going backwards and forwards between places (often + between ) The job involves a lot of toing and froing between London and New York.
2. going from one method, idea, or plan to another in a way that wastes time when you are trying to achieve something The legal toing and froing will delay payment to Horden of the £10 million due on the contract.
See also: and, toe
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Dr Froe is the author of "Overcoming Incontinence" published in February 2000 by John Wiley, with Mary T.
Internal social responsibility encompasses also, for Melo Neto and Froes (2001), areas such as management of work, management of the work environment, management of the social relevance of the work life and management of workers' rights.
Paulo Froes of the Communication Users Association of South Africa is hopeful that after more than a decade of false starts, Africans will soon be globally connected and able to cash in on big cost savings; BMT-TechKnowledge research analyst Maxwell Chanakira reckons that in the last decade or so, investment in Africa's ICT infrastructure has improved significantly, and although marked deficiencies persist in the backbone networks across the continent, the latest round of cable development, with an investment of around $6bn, could go a long way towards "plugging the gaps".
975 m, Irwin, Souza & Reis dos Santos 10803 (SP); Edo Maranhao, Isla Silo Luiz, Froes 11922 (LIL); Edo.
Melo Neto e Froes (2002:175) apresentam as diferenças (Quadro 1) entre os dois tipos de empreendedorismo: o tradicional e o coletivo.
The 40-year-old from St Andrews will be performing with his band at the New Picket on Friday, along with acclaimed Sao Paulo singer songwriter Romulo Froes, whose music is rooted in balmy samba and groovy bossa nova.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Brazil--Rio and Northeast: Sergio Luiz Yago, Shimoda & Yago Photo Service, Resende, Brazil; Brazil--South: Paulo Sergio Froes Lima, Mujano Emp Video Fotog Ltda.
Froes is director of the university's Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes.
Paulo Teixeira Froes, a former exchange student in New Jersey who heads the engineering sales department, and Rogerio Dezembro, Gurgel's administrative assistant, are good examples.
15) Authors included in this issue are: Alckmar Luiz dos Santos, Aldo Fortes, Andre Vallias, Arnaldo Antunes, Augusto de Campos, Avelino de Araujo, Brocolis VHS, Decio Pignatari, Diniz Junior, Edgard Braga, Elson Froes, Erthos Albino de Souza, Fabio Oliveira Nunes, Gilberto Prado, Glauco Mattoso, Haroldo de Campos, Joao Bandeira, Jorge Luiz Antonio, Jose Lino Grunewald, Josiel Vieira, Julio Mendonca, Julio Plaza, Lenora de Barros, Leticia Tonon, Lucio Agra, Omar Guedes, Omar Khouri, Paulo Miranda, Pedro Xisto, Peter de Brito, R2, Regina Celia Pinto, Regina Silveira, Roland de Azeredo Campos, Ronaldo Azeredo, Silvia Laurentiz, Sonia Fontanezi, Tadeu Jungle, Tiago Lafer, Vanderlei Lopes, Villari Herrmann, Walter Silveira and Zeluiz Valero.
Banca: Roberto Godofredo Fabri Ferreira (Orientador), Miriam Cabral Coser -- UFRRJ (Arguidor), Vania Leite Froes -- UFF (Arguidor)