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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
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Future models, one hopes, will include a button for door-to-door solicitors.
  • He started going door-to-door, selling custom-made suits.
  • Over a million employees will be needed next year to go door-to-door and track down people who did not return their form.
  • He says he never went hungry, but his parents made only a modest living selling merchandise door-to-door, on instalment plans.
  • Media coverage is comparatively cheap, and the state is small, allowing door-to-door campaigning.
  • But what's equally important are the links to regional, commuter, subway and tram services that enable a door-to-door journey.
  • Free door-to-door shuttle transfers operate to airport terminals, and buses have extra-large luggage racks.

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