in twos

idiom

: in groups of two
You will be working in twos.

Examples of in twos in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Friends have begun to return in twos or threes, which was a big part of the company’s business before the pandemic. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 7 Apr. 2021 Seats came in twos, and everyone was spaced out 10 feet apart. Rachel Yang, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2020 MPs will be seated in twos rather than crammed onto long benches, and the new, larger parliament features touch screens for each member. Oscar Holland, CNN, 8 May 2021 Cancelations this season have proven to come in twos, so while the Dragons' district opener against Trophy Club Byron Nelson remains on the schedule, recent history would suggest that came could be altered or rescheduled. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 13 Oct. 2020 Protesters soon started slipping off in twos and threes, heading to the site of the actual protest, part of a weeklong series of actions planned around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in late October. Time, 17 Nov. 2022 Some characters are grouped in twos, such as Chip and Dale or Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Sep. 2021 There were young people, too, in twos and threes, and when Joanie watched them something that had died in her face back at the station came alive again. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 The aircraft flew in twos and threes, circling for strike runs on the airport and the base. James Marson, WSJ, 3 Mar. 2022

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“In twos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20twos. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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