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little by little

gradually, a little bit at a time. I earned enough money, little by little, to buy a car. Jimmy crawled, little by little, until he reached the door.
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ˌlittle by ˈlittle

slowly; gradually: Her English is improving little by little.Little by little she began to feel better.
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little by little

By small degrees or increments; gradually.
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