once in a while
phrasal now and then

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • once in a while — {adv. phr.} Not often; not regularly; sometimes; occasionally. * /We go for a picnic in the park once in a while./ * /Once in a while the puppy would run away, but usually he stayed in the yard./ Syn.: AT TIMES, FROM TIME TO TIME, NOW AND THEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • once in a while — {adv. phr.} Not often; not regularly; sometimes; occasionally. * /We go for a picnic in the park once in a while./ * /Once in a while the puppy would run away, but usually he stayed in the yard./ Syn.: AT TIMES, FROM TIME TO TIME, NOW AND THEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a while — See: AFTER A WHILE, EVERY NOW AND THEN or EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a while — See: AFTER A WHILE, EVERY NOW AND THEN or EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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