Idiom:  every now and then


Idiom:  (every) now and then

  • sometimes, but not regularly or often

Example sentences

— Every now and then, Apple offers discounts but normally their prices are set and don’t change.

— Now and then I like to have a nice glass of wine but usually I don’t drink alcohol.

— Every now and then I walk to work when the weather is nice.

— Try to visit your parents now and then while they're still healthy.

— Yes, we see the Johnson's now and then for drinks or a movie.

— My back flares up now and then, so occasionally I need a steriod injection.

— Now and then my son brings over fresh crabs and we have a feast.

— Every now and then you can see a black bear in our woods. They come from West Virginia.

— Even though I'm 35, I still have acne breakouts every now and then.

— Now and then we like to take a walk by the lake after dinner.

— Now and then our grandson comes to visit but not often enough.

Every now and then someone with a really special sound comes along and Amy Winehouse was one of those singers.

Every now and then I think of my first dog, Woodstock. He was my best friend for 14 years and I miss him.

— You need to floss your teeth more than every now and then. At least do it once a day before you go to bed.


  • every so often
  • from time to time
  • once in a while
  • ever so often

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