hither and thither
- (rare, now literary) To here and to there, in a reciprocating manner.
- (figurative) In a disorderly manner.
- 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter V:
- It was fortunate that I was not holding a tea cup as she spoke, for hearing Sir Roderick thus addressed I gave another of my sudden starts and, had I had such a cup in my hand, must have strewn its contents hither and thither like a sower going forth sowing. As it was, I merely sent a cucumber sandwich flying through the air.
In a disorderly manner