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door-to-door

[dawr-tuh-dawr, dohr-tuh-dohr] /ˈdɔr təˈdɔr, ˈdoʊr təˈdoʊr/
adjective
1.
calling, selling, canvassing, etc., at each house or apartment in an area, town, or the like:
a door-to-door poll.
2.
sent direct from the point of pickup to the point of delivery, as a shipment or order of merchandise.
3.
covering the complete route of a door-to-door shipment, delivery, etc.:
door-to-door carrying charges; door-to-door insurance.
adverb
4.
in a door-to-door manner.
Origin of door-to-door
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • 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.

  • Gracious, you wouldn't have to sell from door-to-door, would you?

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  • They manufacture simple compositions like polishing waxes and sell them from door-to-door.

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