here and there
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- (idiomatic) In, at or to various places; in one place and another.
1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
- Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language […] his clerks […] understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade, or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
- 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- They thanked him and bade him good-bye, and turned toward the West, walking over fields of soft grass dotted here and there with daisies and buttercups.
- 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
- Here and there the brilliant rays penetrated to earth, but for the most part they only served to accentuate the Stygian blackness of the jungle's depths.
- (idiomatic) From time to time.
in one place and another
from time to time — see from time to time