every once in a while

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of every once in a while

: sometimes but not often : from time to time : occasionally
  • We still see each other every once in a while.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

once play
  1. : one time and no more

  2. : at any one time : under any circumstances : ever

  3. : at some indefinite time in the past : formerly

  1. : one single time : one time at least

  1. : that once was : former

  1. : at the moment when : as soon as

while play
  1. : a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition : time

  2. : the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) : trouble

  1. : during the time that

  2. : as long as

  3. : when on the other hand : whereas

  1. : until

  1. : to cause to pass especially without boredom or in a pleasant manner


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