in dribs and drabs

in dribs and drabs

in small portions; bit by bit. I'll have to pay you what I owe you in dribs and drabs. The whole story is being revealed in dribs and drabs.
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in dribs and drabs

in small amounts She says she keeps getting information in dribs and drabs.
See also: and, drab, drib

in dribs and drabs

in small amounts or a few at a time We could only afford to pay the builder in dribs and drabs. The hostages have been released in dribs and drabs.
See also: and, drab, drib

in dribs and drabs

mod. in small portions; bit by bit. I’ll have to pay you what I owe you in dribs and drabs.
See also: and, drab, drib
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