over time, (something happens)

Use the phrase "over time" to describe how something changes, little by little, as time passes. For example:

Their marriage was arranged by their families, but over time they grew to love each other.

Over time, her demands became more and more unreasonable.

"Over time" can come before or after the action that's associated with it:

You'll get used to it over time.

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