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Meaning of by and by by Wiktionary Dictionary

by and by

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    by and by ( not comparable )

    1. Eventually; in a little while; later .
      Sit down, have a rest, and by and by you'll be feeling better .


    by and by ( uncountable )

    1. Heaven; the hereafter. Usually preceded with "the sweet."
      I'm sorry ma'am, but your cat's gone on to the sweet by and by .


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    by-and-by ( not comparable )

    1. Alternative spelling of by and by .

Explanation of by and by by Wordnet Dictionary

by and by

    1. at some eventual time in the future

    2. By and by he'll understand