表达 “in dribs and drabs” 描述 “事情三三两两、零零碎碎或一点一点地发生”，经常用来描述人群的出现、信息的传播或金钱的数额。
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.