表達 「in dribs and drabs」 描述 「事情三三兩兩、零零碎碎或一點一點地發生」，經常用來描述人群的出現、信息的傳播或金錢的數額。
The people arrived at the party in dribs and drabs. There was a problem with the trains and many people were delayed.
Rather than pay her brother back in one lump sum, she paid him back in dribs and drabs.
The information about the story came through in dribs and drabs from several different sources.