from time to time

Meaning: If you do something from time to time, you do it occasionally, but not very often.

For example:

  • We usually stay home on Friday nights, though from time to time we'll go to see a movie.

  • Most of the artists we represent these days are nothing special, but from time to time we'll get one with real talent and originality.

Quick Quiz:

On most Saturday mornings Bill and Fran work in their garden, but from time to time they'll

a. stay at home

b. play golf instead

c. watch the sunset

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Contributor: Matt Errey