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in dribs and drabs

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin dribs and drabsin dribs and drabsFEW/NOT MANYin small irregular amounts or numbers over a period of time The guests arrived in dribs and drabs. dribs and drabs
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in dribs and drabsThe wedding guests were arriving in dribs and drabs.He insisted on paying me back in dribs and drabs, five or ten dollars at a time.News of the accident is coming in in dribs and drabs.
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