time and (time) again

time and (time) again

Repeatedly; on multiple occasions. Why do you continue to trust John when he has lied to you time and again? Time and time again, they have violated the rules, yet you have taken no action against them.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

time and again

Again and again; repeatedly.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

time and time again

Repeatedly, often. This version of the earlier time and again, or again and again, dates from the late nineteenth century. Evelyn Waugh used it in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (1957): “. . . envying painters who are allowed to return to the same theme time and time again.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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