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[dey-tuh-dey] /ˈdeɪ təˈdeɪ/
occurring each day; daily:
day-to-day chores; day-to-day worries.
concerned only with immediate needs or desires without preparation for the future.
Origin of day-to-day
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But the day-to-day existence must be kept in mind meanwhile.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • This is the day-to-day existence in places as far apart as Moscow and the Balkans.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • They give a day-to-day picture of the life of Rome and also of the man who wrote them.

    Ancient Rome Mary Agnes Hamilton
  • The system of controls circumscribed individual freedoms and reached nearly every facet of day-to-day life.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • It is a point of honour among us to know every kink and crotchet of day-to-day working.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
British Dictionary definitions for day-to-day


routine; everyday: day-to-day chores
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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