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dribs and drabs

Definition of dribs and drabs

informal

  1. :  small amounts that come or happen over a period of time <They received donations in dribs and drabs.>



Word by Word Definitions

drabplay drabs
  1. :  slattern

    :  prostitute

  1. :  to associate with prostitutes

  1. :  any of various cloths of a dull brown or gray color

    :  a light olive brown

    :  a dull, lifeless, or faded appearance or quality

  1. :  of the dull brown color of drab

    :  of the color drab

    :  characterized by dullness and monotony :  cheerless


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