in threes

idiom

: in groups of three
You'll be working in threes.

Examples of in threes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donte DiVincenzo made six threes to pass Evan Fournier as the Knicks’ new single-season leader in threes made. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 30 Mar. 2024 Some people chat in threes and fours, balancing paper plates of tacos and cocktails. Claire O’Callahan, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 Angel numbers are any repetition of the same or similar numbers, usually in threes or fours. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 17 Feb. 2023 Groups of young men in threes and fours walked up and down Eighth Avenue aimlessly, less looking for the train, or a car home, than hanging around and waiting for a fresh chance to defame the slight point guard from Atlanta. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 2 June 2021 The team leader in threes last season, Dantas — who spent the offseason in her native Brazil, where COVID-19 has been so problematic — was unable to do a lot of offseason conditioning. Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 The Jazz always ranked in the NBA’s bottom 10 in threes during the tenure of Sloan’s successor, Tyrone Corbin. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 The best backcourt in the country helps the Bears lead the nation in threes by keeping defenses honest — penetrating first — and then connecting from beyond the arc. USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2021 In the second quarter, the Warriors began attacking the basket and Davis with joyous abandon, Thompson throwing in threes from the rafters, the Lakers staggered and reeling and outscored 41-23 for the entire ugly period. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023

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“In threes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20threes. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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