hit or miss

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hit or miss

adjective Sometimes good or successful, sometimes not; having mixed or unpredictable results; random, aimless, careless, or haphazard. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) Films at the festival were hit or miss, but they were all unique. The company still relies on hit-or-miss techniques that seem antiquated by today's standards. The tour around the region felt a bit hit or miss, with no clear agenda or plan.
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hit or miss

Haphazardly, at random. For example, She took dozens of photos, hit or miss, hoping that some would be good. [c. 1600]
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hit or miss

as likely to be unsuccessful as successful.
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