for once


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

for once

On this one occasion or occurrence, if (or but) not on another. For once, I'd like to see you take responsibility for your actions, instead of always trying to foist it on someone else.
See also: once

(just) for ˈonce

,

just this ˈonce

(spoken) on this occasion (which is in contrast to what happens usually): For once he was early.Try and get here on time for once, will you?Can’t you two be nice to each other just this once?
See also: once