now and again/then
(every) now and again
Occasionally; sometimes. I don't travel often, but every now and again I just need to get away from the city. My mom has sweets now and again but mostly eats only healthy foods.
(every) now and then
Occasionally; sometimes. Josh does stop by the store every now and then, but I haven't seen him lately. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but every now and then I just need a piece of chocolate cake.
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(every) now and thenand (every) now and again; (every) once in a while
occasionally; infrequently. We eat lamb every now and then. We eat pork now and then. I read a novel every now and again.
now and then
sometimes; occasionally. (See also (every) now and then.) I like to go to a movie now and then. We visit my parents now and then, but we rarely see our other relatives.
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now and again
Also, now and then. See every now and then.
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(every) now and aˈgain/ˈthenoccasionally: We see each other every now and again. ♢ She sat by the window, looking out now and then to see if they were coming. ♢ ‘How often do you go to the theatre?’ ‘Now and then. Not often.’ OPPOSITE: all the time (2)
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