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.
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How to use door-to-door in a sentence
The Liberian AIDS commission is now going door-to-door to administer antiretroviral medications to known patients.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next green IPO will be from Vivint, a Utah-based company that sells solar panels door-to-door.
That makes voter registration and door-to-door campaigning more important than ever.
Her father lost his job at an opera company because he was Jewish, and had to find work as a door-to-door salesman.
In the distance, hugging a T-wall, two Humvees idled door-to-door with their headlights on.
They manufacture simple compositions like polishing waxes and sell them from door-to-door.Junior Achievement | William Lee
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
Gracious, you wouldn't have to sell from door-to-door, would you?Junior Achievement | William Lee
British Dictionary definitions for door to door
(of selling, canvassing, etc) from one house to the next
(of journeys, deliveries, etc) direct
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Other Idioms and Phrases with door-to-door
Calling at each house, apartment, store, etc. in an area, in order to deliver, sell, or ask for something. For example, We were asked to go door to door to collect enough signatures. [c. 1900]
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