once in a while

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Adv.1.once in a while - now and then or here and there; "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 and read to us"; "as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention"
قَليلا، بين حينٍ وآخر، أحْيانا
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(wans) adverb
1. a single time. He did it once; If I could see her once again I would be happy.
2. at a time in the past. I once wanted to be a dancer.
when; as soon as. Once (it had been) unlocked, the door opened easily.
at once
immediately. Go away at once!
(just) for once
as an exception. Why can't you be nice to her for once?
once and for all
once and finally. Once and for all, I refuse!
once in a while
occasionally. I meet him once in a while at the club.
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Yeah, I'll leave my equipment behind once in a while, but it's not like I do it on purpose.
Every once in a while you get a super kid who makes teaching really worthwhile,'' Valencia High band director Robert Babko said.
It's very rare, every once in a while during the year we'll have somebody in the 90s, 95, or 100,'' said Rogers, who personally delivered Bokchalian's naturalization certificate after the ceremony.