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wear and tear

This page is about the collocation wear and tear

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

damage caused by normal use over time

For example

  • The carpet's showing the usual signs of wear and tear.

  • Warranties only cover faulty parts and materials, not normal wear and tear.

Quick Quiz

Damage caused by wear and tear is

a. quite normal

b. quite unusual

c. quite shocking

Contributor: Matt Errey