at one time or another

at one time or another

In some non-specific instance. My allergies usually act up at one time or another in the spring. At one time or another in your life, you'll need a lawyer.
See also: another, one, time
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at one time or another

On various separate occasions. For example, At one time or another I've considered replacing the furnace, but so far I haven't done so . [Early 1600s]
See also: another, one, time
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At one time or another every one of them has been described, but only Woodward has integrated most of them, and that was not his primary purpose.