every once in a while


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(every) once in a while

Occasionally; sometimes. I don't travel often, but every once in a while I just need to get away from the city. My mom has sweets once in a while but mostly eats only healthy foods.
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every once in a while

From time to time; occasionally.
See also: every, once, while
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