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day to day

Meaning: If something happens day to day, it's part of the usual daily routine.

For example:

  • While you're away you'll have to pay for all your day-to-day expenses yourself, except for the hotel.

  • She can deal with the small problems she faces day to day, but if there's a major crisis she usually panics.

Note: This idiom is written as "day-to-day" if it's used as an adjective in front of a noun.

Quick Quiz:

Most people's day-to-day exercise includes some
  1. homework
  2. housework
  3. teamwork

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