on\ and\ off

on\ and\ off
• off and on
• on and off
adv
Not regularly; occasionally; sometimes.

Joan wrote to a pen pal in England off and on for several years.

It rained off and on all day.

- Sometimes used with hyphens like an adjective.

A worn-out cord may make a hearing aid work in an off-and-on way.

Compare: by fits and starts, from time to time, now and then

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