toing and froing

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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.
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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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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.
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Not only does he/she bring to the reading of literature a more complex intertextual repertoire (the knowledge of other texts by other authors, contemporary, earlier, and later than the text being reread) but his/her knowledge of the complete oeuvre of any individual author (the toing and froing from earlier to later text) provides a further, crucial function within the semiotic process.
The MEPs also called for a single European Parliament seat and an end to the costly toing and froing between Brussels and Strasbourg.
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There has been a bit of toing and froing between the agent and the club.
Even before I signed, there was still a bit of toing and froing.
I am, of course, referring to Adam Jones' surprise retirement and the endless toing and froing we've had to put up with since.
Dubai: After months of political deadlock, and toing and froing, Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Gani announced the candidates selected to make up his new cabinet.
There is a lot of toing and froing in the garden at the moment, as the last of our "drama queens" is carried along paths and placed in flowerbeds.
A similar toing and froing occurred for much of the early 2000s until they finally succumbed to Conference football for the 2005/06 season.
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There ensues a bit of toing and froing on the email front, which culminates in the decision that three of us will visit on our way back from a trip to the Sultan Marshes.
My eldest son's band were leaving to go on tour and there was a lot of human traffic toing and froing from house to car.