• Hit or miss means that something was not carefully planned; aimlessly; without plan or direction.

  • An unpredictable event that produces results that may/may not fail.

  • At random; unpredictable.

1. We decided to buy a cheaper tv and the picture is a hit or miss.


2. Getting a good table at the restaurant is a hit or miss because of the no reservation policy.


3. The weather is so unpredictable in Canada, it’s a hit or miss.


4. I just started painting and it’s a hit or miss when I mix the colors together.

accidental, aimless, careless, casual, chance, directionless, incidental, irregular, random, spontaneous, trial and error, unplanned, unpremeditated

Do more harm than good

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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