coming and going

1. Both ways; in both directions.
The truck driver stops at the same cafe coming and going.
John was late. He got punished both going and coming; his teacher punished him and his parents punished him.
2. Caught or helpless; in your power; left with no way out of a difficulty. — Used after "have".
If Beth stayed in the house, Mother would make her help with the cleaning; if she went outside, Father would make her help wash the car — they had her coming and going.
Uncle Mike is a good checker player, and he soon had me beat coming and going.
Categories: adverb