every\ once\ in\ a\ while

• every now and then
• every now and again
• every so often
• every once in a while
adv. phr.
At fairly regular intervals; fairly often; repeatedly.

John comes to visit me every now and then.

It was hot work, but every so often Susan would bring us something cold to drink.

Every once in a while a dark horse candidate gets elected President.

Compare: now and then

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  • (every) once in a while — phrase sometimes, but not very often I still see Ken once in a while. Make sure you take a break every once in a while. Thesaurus: sometimes, but not oftensynonym Main entry: once * * * ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • every once in a while — (every) once in a while sometimes. Every once in a while I ve been tempted to take an art class. Related vocabulary: every now and then …   New idioms dictionary

  • every once in a while — ► once (or every once) in a while occasionally. Main Entry: ↑once …   English terms dictionary

  • every once in a while — sometimes, from time to time, occasionally, every now and then …   English contemporary dictionary

  • once (or every once) in a while — occasionally. → once …   English new terms dictionary

  • every now and then, on occasion; from time to time. Also, every once in a while, every so often. — idi every now and then, on occasion; from time to time. Also, every once in a while, every so often …   From formal English to slang

  • once in a while — (every) once in a while sometimes. Every once in a while I ve been tempted to take an art class. Related vocabulary: every now and then …   New idioms dictionary

  • once in a while — ► once (or every once) in a while occasionally. Main Entry: ↑once …   English terms dictionary

  • once in a while — adverb now and then or here and there (Freq. 1) he was arrogant and occasionally callous open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees they visit New York on occasion now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf …   Useful english dictionary

  • once in a while — [adv] occasionally at intervals, at times, every now and then, every so often, from time to time, hardly, infrequently, irregularly, now and again, once in a blue moon*, on occasion, periodically, rarely, seldom, sometimes, sporadically; concepts …   New thesaurus

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