back and forth
backwards and forwards, first one way and then the other way
The argument went back and forth before the judge made a decision.
What to Eat in Tamil Nadu
Literally, hot. A great favourite in West Bengali households, this is made with fish or shrimp or crab, first lightly fried and then cooked in a light sauce of ground red chilli or ground mustard and a flavouring of pachpouron or kalo jira. Being dryish, it is often eaten with a little bit of dal poured over the rice.