You've been watching a comedy TV show. A friend asks what you think of it. Some episodes are good and others are bad, so you describe it this way.
It's kind of hit-or-miss.
"Kind of" means "a little" or "somewhat". It's often used in spoken English:
I'm kind of shy when it comes to the opposite sex.
It kind of took me by surprise.
The pronunciation of "kind of" sounds like "kinda".
Another phrase with a similar meaning is "somewhat", but "somewhat" is more formal. Use "kind of" for most situations and "somewhat" when discussing academic topics or in writing.
When something is good sometimes, but not-so-good other times, you can describe it as "hit-or-miss".
Some things that you can describe as "hit-or-miss" include:
- TV shows
- a class of investment
"Hit or miss" is not too formal or too casual; you can use it in most situations."
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