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all the time
all the while
. Throughout a specific period, as in
All the time the music was playing she tapped her foot
The baby slept all the while the fire was being put out
Continuously, without interruption, as in
That old refrigerator is running all the time
Frequently, repeatedly, as in
He goes to that store all the time
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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