dribs and drabs

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dribs and drabs (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) A series of negligible amounts.

Usage notesEdit

The sense in dribs and drabs is on negligible amounts; by comparison, in odds and ends the emphasis is on a random assortment, while bits and pieces has a more middle sense.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 22:10