house-to-house

[hous-tuh-hous]
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adjective

conducted from one house to the next: a house-to-house survey.

Origin of house-to-house

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples of house-to-house

  • Inoculations were begun on 24th July in two wards of the town, and a daily house-to-house inspection was instituted.

  • Should he decide to make a house-to-house canvass, he had already paved the way in at least one home.

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • The house-to-house visitation was carried out with but little real opposition, and with a great deal of satisfaction.

  • To-morrow a house-to-house inspection will be made of the remaining and inhabited portion of the cities and boroughs.

    The Johnstown Horror

    James Herbert Walker

  • In the smaller towns this proclamation was made by the town-crier or, if there were none, by house-to-house notification.