Definition of hit-or-miss in English:


As likely to be unsuccessful as successful: most drugs on the market have been found by hit-or-miss methods
More example sentences
  • He said most intelligence-led drug raids were ‘very basic in nature, involving a hit-or-miss strategy.’
  • It's just that your actions can be a little hit-or-miss.
  • Mexican dining in Montreal is pretty hit-or-miss.
haphazard, disorganized, undisciplined, erratic, unmethodical, uneven, careless, slapdash, slipshod, casual, offhand, remiss, cursory, lackadaisical, perfunctory, random, aimless, undirected, indiscriminate, trial-and-error
British informal all over the shop
See parent entry: hit

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