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What does "time and again" mean in the following example?

Time and again, I have seen a very good opportunity follow right on ...

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Dictionaries define phrases as well as words: Merriam-Webster –  Andrew Leach Aug 7 '13 at 7:45

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Time and again means over and over, repeatedly.

He has been scolded in front of the class time and again.

Obama seems to have fooled the nation time and again.

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The second is a bit loaded, no? You could also say "The American people have chosen to elect Obama time and again" except I would think time and again are more than twice –  mplungjan Aug 7 '13 at 6:27
    
@mplungjan Sometimes you gotta be loaded;) –  Noah Aug 7 '13 at 7:13
    
@mplungjan I agree that "time and again" implies more than twice, and probably also more than thrice. –  TrevorD Aug 7 '13 at 10:44

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