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now and then | now and again

Meaning: If you do something now and then, or now and again, you do it occasionally.

For example:

  • We usually stay home in the evenings during the week, but now and then we'll go and see a movie.

  • Harry and Irene nearly always go to Spain or France on their holidays, but now and again they'll go somewhere different for a change.

Quick Quiz:

Most of the time our neighbours are very quiet, but now and then they'll
  1. watch TV
  2. have a party
  3. have a chat

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