once or twice

once or twice

Only a few times. A: "Have you ever been to Chinatown in New York?" B: "Once or twice; not enough to really get to know the place."
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ˌonce or ˈtwice

a few times: I don’t know her well, I’ve only met her once or twice.
See also: once, twice
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We stopped once or twice on the road, and just as the sun was going down we reached the town where we were to spend the night.
I used to attend the king's levee once or twice a week, and had often seen him under the barber's hand, which indeed was at first very terrible to behold; for the razor was almost twice as long as an ordinary scythe.
David Schnarch found that only 26% are hitting the once-a-week mark, with most of the respondents reporting having sex only once or twice a month.
Professor Corinne Faivre-Finn, a Cancer Research UK-funded scientist from the University of Manchester and the Christie Hospital, who led the trial, said: "Before this study it was unclear whether having radiotherapy once or twice a day helped more patients survive for longer and what level of side effects was expected with modern radiotherapy techniques.
Participants were assigned to subcutaneous etanercept at either 50 mg once or twice weekly for 12 weeks, after which everyone received open-label etanercept at 50 mg/week for a further 12 weeks.
Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, attained higher growth rates when fed three or four times per day when compared to fish fed once or twice per day [42], while the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, showed a decrease in weight gain when fed 24 times per day [1].
* Only 40% of adolescents perceive great risk from binge drinking (having five or more drinks of alcohol once or twice a week), and 34.2% perceive great risk from smoking marijuana once a month.
The study finds that only 40.0 percent of adolescents perceived great risk from having five or more drinks of alcohol once or twice a week, and just over one third (34.2 percent) perceived great risk from smoking marijuana once a month.
WASHINGTON -- A 100-mcg dose of the inhaled corticosteroid mometasone furoate, given either once or twice daily, significantly reduced the need for rescue medications in 296 children aged 4-11 years with mild to moderate persistent asthma.
He only wants to make love once or twice a week and I feel like it every day - even twice a day.
In the first study, 457 patients were randomized to receive 20 mg of duloxetine once daily, 60 mg of duloxetine once or twice daily, or placebo.
Try proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec) taken once or twice daily
What to do: It's too early to say whether fish is brain food, but it's still worth eating fish at least once or twice a week to lower your risk of heart disease.
But 30 per cent of women have one once or twice a month, five per cent once a month and one per cent most weekends
Exfoliation is important for the regeneration of new skin cells - twice a week is sufficient, but for younger oily skins once or twice a month is enough.'