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[dey-tuh-dey] /ˈdeɪ təˈdeɪ/
occurring each day; daily:
day-to-day chores; day-to-day worries.
concerned only with immediate needs or desires without preparation for the future.
1150-1200; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That's by day-to-day intention-to live simpler and lighter on the planet.
  • Environmental issues are not a charitable adjunct to normal day-to-day business.
  • It would be a place where he could belly up to a local bar and hear real people talk about day-to-day trivialities.
  • Comic books about the day-to-day lives of dinosaurs pop up only every once in a while.
  • Previous attempts to cede day-to-day control have been aborted.
  • But once you have learned how the stock market responds to monetary policy, you don't have to make day-to-day decisions.
  • Insurance is supposed to be for unexpected catastrophic protection, not for covering expected day-to-day expenses.
  • Perhaps the only items that are still untraceable are people's clothes, cash and day-to-day movements.
  • It is so easy to get bogged down in day-to-day administrative work that there is little time for strategic policymaking.
  • Ban worries about how evacuees and refugees can maintain the small dignities of day-to-day life while stuck in shelters.
British Dictionary definitions for day-to-day


routine; everyday: day-to-day chores
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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