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every other

Alternating. A: "How often does this support group meet?" B: "Every other Sunday."
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every other

person or thing every second or alternate person or thing. The magician turned every other card over. Every other table had an ashtray on it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

every other

Every second one in a series, as in I'm supposed to take this pill every other day. [c. 1400]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

every other (person/thing)

every second (person/thing): We go abroad for two weeks every other year.I buy milk every other day.
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every other

Each alternate: She went to visit her aunt every other week.
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