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every so often

Sometimes; occasionally. Josh does stop by the store every so often, but I haven't seen him lately. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but every so often I just need a piece of chocolate cake.
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ˌevery so ˈoften

occasionally: I usually drink tea, but every so often I have coffee after dinner.
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every so often

At intervals; occasionally.
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Keep up the good work and write some more of those niche, not-quite-mainstream articles every so often.
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But every so often, it's you who educate and engage us.
The prescription is to stretch your legs as often as you can, and take a minute every so often to contact and relax your calf muscles during the flight to pump blood up through your veins.
This is why dehumidifiers have to be piped to a drain or the pan has to be emptied every so often. But if warm air cools off while it is inside of a wall, the vapor will revert to water inside of the wall as well, and the water will be deposited in an uncontrolled, unanticipated location.
'Every so often we would be ushered up towards her suite then a beefy minder would tell us to 'step away from the door!' and we'd be dragged away again.
Even if they sometimes seem simplistic, every so often they help you avoid a "slap on your forehead" situation, "How did we ever overlook that?!"
1 EVERY SO OFTEN BLOWFISH hears one of those breathless reports wherein a nation's youth is made to look stupid.
But every so often, owners want to use their own light fixtures, sinks, or other materials.
Every so often one of the students would run away and head back to their reserve.
Every so often, when the phones grow quiet, Margot Miles glances at the lawyers working around her and thinks: "I could do that.
Every so often a member will request another copy of NEA Today to replace a damaged issue.
"Yes, we get together every so often to look at all the proposals," he says.
We are fortunate in having a letting of blood every so often at Neath when we let around five players go.
I read it every so often but was too engaged with other issues to really get serious about it.