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 Shortly after the Saint Martin trip, Doe claims that the two became a couple and dated for two years. Marc Griffin, VIBE.com, 16 July 2024 Here are a couple more unconventional items on the menu that might catch your eye. Jeremy Duda, Axios, 16 July 2024 Egg Bar on Military near Michigan Avenue arrived a couple of weeks ago. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2024 If rest is on your mind, a sleep mask set, sleep spray, or a couple soothing candles can help make your evenings more relaxing. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 15 July 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 22 Jul. 2024.

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