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Hit-or-miss   /hɪt-ɔr-mɪs/   Listen

Dependent upon or characterized by chance.  Synonym: haphazard.  "His judgment is rather hit-or-miss"

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"Hit-or-miss" Quotes from Famous Books

... some or many of its principles. There are traditions among housewives that we should serve certain foods at the same meal or should cook certain foods together. Often these time-honored combinations rest upon the soundest of dietetic principles. On the other hand, many cooks feed their families by a hit-or-miss method which as often as not violates all the laws of scientific feeding, and which farmers long ago discarded in the feeding ...
— Vocational Guidance for Girls • Marguerite Stockman Dickson

... bushes, which were not unduly lush. There were trees, and birds, and various other commonplace living things whose forebears had been dumped on Darth some centuries before. The ecological system had worked itself out strictly by hit-or-miss, but the result was not unfamiliar. Save for the star-pattern overhead, Hoddan could have believed himself on some parts of Zan, or some parts of Walden, or very probably somewhere or other on Lohala ...
— The Pirates of Ersatz • Murray Leinster

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