day-by-day

[ dey-bahy-dey ]
/ ˈdeɪ baɪˈdeɪ /

adjective

taking place each day; daily: a day-by-day account.

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Origin of day-by-day

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Idioms and Phrases with day-by-day

day by day

On each successive day, daily, as in Day by day he's getting better. Percy Bysshe Shelley used this expression, first recorded in 1362, in Adonais (1821): “fear and grief ... consume us day by day.”

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