a couple of

idiom

: two (things) or a few (things)
It happened a couple of days ago.
Can you lend me a couple of dollars?

Examples of a couple of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hill made a couple of amazing saves during the final seconds of the Golden Knights’ 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night, giving the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead in the series. oregonlive, 11 June 2023 By late February, just a couple of weeks into the show’s run, TikToks of Chastain’s exit were going viral. Joey Sims, Vulture, 11 June 2023 Nicola later reposted her sultry-sheer outfit on her Instagram Story, posing with a couple of friends and offering fans a closer glimpse at the daring look. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 10 June 2023 The world has also welcomed a couple of robotic dogs, a few eery humanoid robots, a robotic bartender, and a mobile robot that charge EVs. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 June 2023 Hurd, also a former CIA officer, has been seriously considering a run for a couple of months. S. Dev, CBS News, 8 June 2023 The da Silva administration plans to have a carbon market operating in a couple of years, Toni said. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, 7 June 2023 Now, the sole survivors after a nearby dam burst on Tuesday are a couple of swans and ducks, the zoo said in a Facebook post. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 7 June 2023 But there is such a thing as an extra-wide tiny house, and those who opt for one will tell you that having a couple of extra feet in width can make a huge difference. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 7 June 2023 See More

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“A couple of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20couple%20of. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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