Definition of drabs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drabs

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BrE BrE//dræbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dræbz//
 
 
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in dribs and drabs
 
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(informal) in small amounts or numbers over a period of time She paid me in dribs and drabs, not all at once. More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet.
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