- calling, selling, canvassing, etc., at each house or apartment in an area, town, or the like: a door-to-door poll.
- sent direct from the point of pickup to the point of delivery, as a shipment or order of merchandise.
- covering the complete route of a door-to-door shipment, delivery, etc.: door-to-door carrying charges; door-to-door insurance.
- in a door-to-door manner.
Origin of door-to-door
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for door-to-door
That makes voter registration and door-to-door campaigning more important than ever.Scots Must Choose Heart or Head
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Her father lost his job at an opera company because he was Jewish, and had to find work as a door-to-door salesman.Nazis’ ‘Perfect Aryan’ Child Was Jewish
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And he would go out in this suit like a door-to-door salesman, and basically walked around Boston.Is Tim Armstrong the Lazarus of Aol.?
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The World Health Organization (WHO) will pay for the door-to-door vaccination program.U.N. Prepares for Regional Polio Outbreak in Syria and Lebanon
October 31, 2013
A big section of Watertown was cordoned off and police began a methodical, door-to-door, nerve-straining search.Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs
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Gracious, you wouldn't have to sell from door-to-door, would you?
Just before the battle of Cerro Gordo there was a door-to-door canvass at Mexico; but only small sums can have been picked up.The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)
Justin H. Smith
They manufacture simple compositions like polishing waxes and sell them from door-to-door.