once in a while
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- (idiomatic) Occasionally; sometimes.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
- He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
- I send her a note once in a while to let her know I'm thinking of her.