in fits and starts


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in fits and starts

also by fits and starts
without regular activity or progress Though it moves along in fits and starts, this story is so imaginative it is a lot of fun to read.
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in fits and starts

if something happens in fits and starts, it often stops and then starts again Replies are arriving in fits and starts.
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