many a time


many a time
FREQUENTLY, regularly, often, very often, all the time, habitually, customarily, routinely; again and again, time and again, over and over again, repeatedly, recurrently, continually; N. Amer. oftentimes; poetic/literary oft, oft-times.
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ˈmany a time | ˈmany's the time (that)… idiom
(old-fashioned) many times; frequently
Main entry:timeidiom

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