Definition of now and again (or then) in English:

now and again (or then)


  • From time to time.

    ‘she walked quickly, pausing now and again for them to catch up’
    • ‘He may come across as a bit doddery now and then, but when it comes to his one true passion the brain is as sharp as ever.’
    • ‘Politics is not the sole focus of this blog, but the subject does pop up now and again.’
    • ‘They do this by going back to the consumers every now and then with an increase in fees.’
    • ‘As well as just watching a video it is a good idea to pause it every now and then and make notes on any facts you didn't know.’
    • ‘Do either of you have the urge to break out and be the centre of attention now and then?’
    • ‘My only complaint is that the bouncers seem to get a little picky on the dress code now and then.’
    • ‘Do not use it as a major cooking oil, but you can use it now and then for flavoring.’
    • ‘Every now and then, something came up which would completely knock you sideways.’
    • ‘You will need to top up with chicken stock every now and then to stop it drying out.’
    • ‘I will watch over you from the sidelines and perhaps, now and then, venture a comment.’
    occasionally, now and then, from time to time, sometimes, every so often, now and again, every now and again, at times, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, once in a while, every once in a while
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