dribs and drabs
in dribs and drabs
- in small irregular quantities
- in small pieces, bit by bit
- The checks for the charity are coming in dribs and drabs.
- The water is coming in dribs and drabs from the pipe.
- This poetry is being written in dribs and drabs.
- George paid the borrowed money from me in dribs and drabs.
- He started earning money in dribs and drabs but now he is a successful businessman.
- I don’t like the way you do your work in dribs and drabs, please finish it immediately.
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