toing and froing

(redirected from froe)
Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

toing and froing

1. Traveling between places or locations. Formed from the phrase "to and fro," meaning "back and forth" or "here and there." All this toing and froing between our different stores throughout the state has left me exhausted.
2. Jumping between plans or ideas in an unproductive way. To solve this problem, you need to commit to one plan of attack and stop all this toing and froing.
See also: and, toe

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.
See also: and, toe

ˌtoing and ˈfroing


1 movement or travel backwards and forwards between two or more places: All this toing and froing between London and Paris is making him tired.
2 a lot of unnecessary or repeated activity or discussion: There’s been a lot of toing and froing next door today. I wonder what’s happening.After a great deal of toing and froing, I decided not to change jobs after all.
See also: and, toe
References in periodicals archive ?
Froe received both her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Becker also provide a total bespoke turnkey package, froe initial design, through build, installation and ongoing maintenance.
Suitable for vehicles in the 10 to 20cu m range, their V-200 now offers bi-temp and multi-temp versions, meeting the demand for 'same vehicle' chilled and frozen deliveries froe retailers, urban operators and internet supermarkets.
These 9064 solvent-free ink-jet coders froe Markem Systems Ltd, tel:0161-789 5500, are beifg used to apply real-time variable information, like date and batch codes on dedicated yogurt and pudding lines.
In fact, a Lennox unit, that was brought froe the company's previous factory, is used to provide 'spot-cooling at the warm end at the height of the Suemer.
We are deeply thankful to Jose Raimundo Maia Santos's support in the field work, and to Karina Alves (In Memoriam) and Evelyn Froes for ant nest collection and sorting of the associated fauna.
From the advent of the CSR concept several academic studies on the subject emerged, highlighting authors like Levitt (1958), Davies (1960), Friedmann (1970; 1972), Carroll (1979, 1991), Jones (1980) Melo Neto and Froes (1999), Ashley Coutinho and Tomei (2000); Hartley (2005).
Rago (2007) mostra, por exemplo, que Francisca Praguer Froes se formou em 1893, aos 21 anos, e Hahner (2003) esclarece que Rita Lobato se formou aos 21 anos e Ermelinda Lopes Vasconcelos aos 22 anos.
Daniella Matos da Silva (1) * Marco Antonio Ferreira da Silva (1) Giovana Paladino Vieira (1) Aline Iara Franciosi (1) Paula Cristina de Freitas Pezzini (1) Simone Domit Guerios (1) Tilde Rodrigues Froes (1)
GP means presented in this paper do not differ with those presented by Castro, Naves, Oliveira, and Froes (2009), who obtained GP values ranging from 70 to 80%, and with those presented by Mestres, Matencio, and Drame (2003), who observed values ranging from 78-80% for GP.
Uma das responsabilidades da organizacao e a utilizacao, com cuidado dos recursos naturais (SOARES, 2006), e, dessa forma, presume-se o uso de investimentos por parte das empresas em atividades de preservacao ambiental (NETO; FROES, 2001).
Yesterday afternoon, the Brazilian Minister of Sport Leonardo Picciani visited Aspire Academy with a delegation including Brazil's ambassador Roberto Abdalla, and the National secretary in Brazil's Ministry of Sport, Leandro Cruz Froes da Silva.