Catch Word #24 – Once in a Blue Moon

How often do you go to the beach? Everyday? Sometimes? Once in a blue moon? We use the expression once in a blue moon to talk about the frequency of something or how often you do a certain activity. We hope you listen to Culips more than once in a blue moon!


Expressions included in the learning materialsbluemoon

  • Once in a blue moon
  • Similar expressions to “once in a blue moon”
    • not often
    • not so often
    • not very often
  • Reunion
  • I have (absolutely) no idea
  • Stop in on
  • Once in a lifetime

Sample transcript

Robin: Since she moved away you don’t see her as often or you rarely see her
Jessie: Exactly, I only see her once in a blue moon.
Robin: Do you have any other examples?
Jessie: Yeah, you could say, I usually drink tea. Once in a blue moon I like to have a cup of coffee.
Robin: Ok, so you drink tea every day but once in a while or every now and then you drink coffee.
Jessie: Exactly.

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