now\ and\ again

now\ and\ again
• now and then
• now and again
adv. phr.
Not often; not regularly; occasionally; sometimes.

Now and then he goes to a ball game.

The maid broke a dish now and then.

Syn.: at times, from time to time, once in a while
Compare: every now and then, off and on

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