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From Time to Time

What Does "From Time to Time" Mean?

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"From time to time" is an English idiom. It means "occasionally; now and then."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "from time to time" used in a sentence:
  • I still think of her from time to time.
  • He visits the city from time to time.
  • From time to time, the issue resurfaces.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "From Time to Time" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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