IDIOMS

come and go

(idiomatic) To repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)

Example:   He comes and goes into this building as he pleases
  She comes and goes into my life.
  My headaches come and go, but the pain in my neck is constant.
2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”[1], BBC Sport:
  Opportunities came and went as Kuyt's deflected shot from an angle cannoned back off the woodwork and Carroll twice fired over after right-wing crosses from Kuyt and Johnson picked him out.