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wear and tear

[tair] /tɛər/
noun
1.
damage or deterioration resulting from ordinary use; normal depreciation.
Also, wear-and-tear.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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British Dictionary definitions for wear-and-tear

wear and tear

noun
1.
damage, depreciation, or loss resulting from ordinary use
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wear and tear

Damage and deterioration resulting from ordinary use and exposure, as in This sofa shows a lot of wear and tear; we should replace it. [ Second half of 1600s ]
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