back and forth

To do something “back and forth” means to do it in one way or one direction, and then switch to another in an alternating fashion.

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To do something “back and forth” means to do it in one way or one direction, and then switch to another in an alternating fashion. Rideshare drivers often flip “back and forth” between platforms: if there aren’t many Uber riders, they switch to Lyft. Drivers will alternate between rideshare platforms. The family went “back and forth” about how to arrange the living room furniture before picking the final spot.

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