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From time to time

Context #1

Luz: Do you like watching action movies?  I think they’re the best.

Leo:Sure, from time to time

Luz: Like how often?

Leo: maybe once every three or four days.  Not too often.

Context #2

Bob: From time to time I remember when we first met. 

Shannon: That’s so sweet of you to say.  I didn’t think you thought about that at all.

Bob: Yes, occasionally I’ll have a memory that brings me back to the moment I ran into you while crossing the street with your friend.

Shannon: Well, from time to time I remember when you asked me out ten minutes later after we crossed the street.

Bob: I guess we both like thinking about the beginning of our relationship.
Meaning: Irregularly; now and then; occasionally; sometimes; not predictably.

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    Thanks lot for sharing, guys … Great idiom …

    A quick question, though … Shouldn't we say 'once IN every three or four days' like 'once IN a lifetime' or 'once IN a while,' for instance?

    Russian ESL students
    American Language Center


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