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What does the phrase mean? “Every once in a while?”

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    Yes, both "every so often" and "every once in a while" mean "occasionally".

     

    It basically means, 'occasionally.' It means that whatever it is is doesn't happen often and isn't necessarily planned.

    "I love brownies, but I only eat them every once in a while."
    "We broke up two months ago but still live in the same neighborhood, so every once in a while, I still see him."

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