while (one's) at it

idiom

: while (one's) doing some related activity : at the same time
Since we're cleaning the kitchen, we should wash the floor while we're at it.
"I'm going to the store to buy a newspaper." "While you're at it, could you get some milk?"

Examples of while (one's) at it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But somehow the superstar managed to find the time and energy to support Taylor Swift and debut a new hair color while at it. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 31 Oct. 2023 Most of us have fibbed once or twice about being proficient in Excel or Powerpoint to get a job, only to later learn the skill on the clock and get a couple grey hairs while at it. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 1 Oct. 2023 With the Federal Reserve willing to risk recession to cool down inflation, companies could now be tempted to follow suit and weed through their bloated headcounts to cut costs, protect profits and eliminate problematic staff while at it. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 27 Dec. 2022 Outside of movie and television sets, others are simply jet setting and looking more than fabulous while at it. Brande Victorian, Essence, 5 Aug. 2021 She's mastered TikTok and brought back the Jane Fonda workout while at it. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 16 June 2020

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“While (one's) at it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/while%20%28one%27s%29%20at%20it. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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