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on-a|gain-off-a|gain
on-a|gain off-a|gain, or on-a|gain-off-a|gain «ON uh GEHN AWF uh GEHN; AWN-; -OF-», adjective.
that is not steadily rsued or carried out; wavering; faltering; inconclusive; unresolved: »

The fund was meant to free economic aid from the jerking, jolting, on-again-off-again procedures imposed by the annual cycle of appropriations (Economist).


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