once and a while

once and a while
phrasal
Etymology: by alter.

once and a while to think of my first love — R.D.Blackmore


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  • 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

  • Once in a While — is a popular song, written by Michael Edwards with lyrics by Bud Green. The song was published in 1937. The song is a much recorded standard. Tommy Dorsey s recording in 1937 went to number one in the United States.[1] One of the best known… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. 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. After he retired from teaching, Mr. Brown kept his hand in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • 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 — we go hiking once in a while Syn: occasionally, from time to time, (every) now and then/again, every so often, on occasion, at times, sometimes, off and on, at intervals, periodically, sporadically, intermittently …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Once in a While (Madeleine Peyroux song) — Once in a While Single by Madeleine Peyroux from the album Half the Perfect World Released 2007 Recorded 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • once in a while — phrasal now and then …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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