a couple

idiom

informal
1
: two or a few (of something)
Can you give me a couple more examples?
This one costs a couple dollars less than that one.
In informal U.S. English, a couple can be used like a couple of
I lost interest in the book after a couple chapters.
We met a couple years ago.
2
: two or a few
"How many drinks have you had?" "Oh, just a couple."

Examples of a couple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a couple months, her future will be at Iowa State, playing Big 12 softball for the Cyclones while studying pre-med with the intent to become a doctor. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2024 Karte, who also has a history of working in the entertainment industry and has multiple producer credits, met Hagar through mutual friends and the pair became a couple soon after their first meeting. Vandana Pawa, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 Well, actually, Margaret, a couple of weeks ago, the State Department put out a comprehensive report that didn't just speak in generalities. CBS News, 9 June 2024 Part of it is that most Americans follow swimming for only a couple weeks every four years. Andrew Trunsky, New York Times, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for a couple 

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“A couple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20couple. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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