day by day

day-by-day

[dey-bahy-dey]
adjective
taking place each day; daily: a day-by-day account.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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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."

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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