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

now and again (or then)


  • From time to time.

    • ‘You will need to top up with chicken stock every now and then to stop it drying out.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Politics is not the sole focus of this blog, but the subject does pop up now and again.’
    • ‘I will watch over you from the sidelines and perhaps, now and then, venture a comment.’
    • ‘They do this by going back to the consumers every now and then with an increase in fees.’
    • ‘My only complaint is that the bouncers seem to get a little picky on the dress code now and then.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Every now and then, something came up which would completely knock you sideways.’
    • ‘Do not use it as a major cooking oil, but you can use it now and then for flavoring.’
    • ‘Do either of you have the urge to break out and be the centre of attention now and then?’
    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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