now and again/then

(every) now and then

 and (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.
See also: and, now

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.
See also: and, now

now and again

Also, now and then. See every now and then.
See also: again, and, now

(every) now and aˈgain/ˈthen

occasionally: 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)
See also: again, and, now