once in a while


once in a while
(every) once in a while sometimes.

Every once in a while I've been tempted to take an art class.

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  • once in a while — ► once (or every once) in a while occasionally. Main Entry: ↑once …   English terms dictionary

  • once in a while — [adv] occasionally at intervals, at times, every now and then, every so often, from time to time, hardly, infrequently, irregularly, now and again, once in a blue moon*, on occasion, periodically, rarely, seldom, sometimes, sporadically; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • Once in a While — is a popular song, written by Michael Edwards with lyrics by Bud Green. The song was published in 1937. The song is a much recorded standard. Tommy Dorsey s recording in 1937 went to number one in the United States.[1] One of the best known… …   Wikipedia

  • once in a while — adverb now and then or here and there (Freq. 1) he was arrogant and occasionally callous open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees they visit New York on occasion now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf …   Useful english dictionary

  • once\ in\ a\ while — adv. phr. Not often; not regularly; sometimes; occasionally. We go for a picnic in the park once in a while. Once in a while the puppy would run away, but usually he stayed in the yard. After he retired from teaching, Mr. Brown kept his hand in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • once in a while — {adv. phr.} Not often; not regularly; sometimes; occasionally. * /We go for a picnic in the park once in a while./ * /Once in a while the puppy would run away, but usually he stayed in the yard./ Syn.: AT TIMES, FROM TIME TO TIME, NOW AND THEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • once in a while — {adv. phr.} Not often; not regularly; sometimes; occasionally. * /We go for a picnic in the park once in a while./ * /Once in a while the puppy would run away, but usually he stayed in the yard./ Syn.: AT TIMES, FROM TIME TO TIME, NOW AND THEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • once and a while — phrasal Etymology: by alter. : once in a while once and a while to think of my first love R.D.Blackmore …   Useful english dictionary

  • once in a while — adverb Occasionally; sometimes. I send her a note once in a while to let her know Im thinking of her …   Wiktionary

  • once in a while — occasionally We like Japanese food so we go to that restaurant once in a while …   Idioms and examples