HyperDic: fits_and_starts

English > 1 sense of the expression fits and starts:
NOUNactfits and startsrepeated bursts of activity
English > fits and starts: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningrepeated bursts of activity.
Example"they worked in fits and starts"
Broaderburst, fitA sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

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