once in a while

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once in a while

  1. (idiomatic) Occasionally; sometimes.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in 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 send her a note once in a while to let her know I'm thinking of her.



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