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See also: day to day


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day-to-day (not comparable)

  1. Ordinary or mundane.
    One has to deal with the day-to-day chores.
  2. Happening every day.
    I would like to know about the day-to-day workings of the business.
    • 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: Liverpool Street layout remodelled”, in Modern Railways, page 222:
      High manganese material is three times more costly, but its expectation of life is five years; in addition, it offers a big saving in day-to-day maintenance.
    • 2019 December 18, Andrew Roden, “Rail fares to rise by an average of 2.7% in January”, in Rail, page 16:
      "After a year of patchy performance, passengers just want a consistent day-to-day service they can rely on and a better chance of getting a seat."
  3. (US, sports) Subject to daily redetermination.
    He has an ankle sprain and his status is day-to-day.

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day-to-day (comparative more day-to-day, superlative most day-to-day)

  1. On a daily basis.
    The cost of gasoline is determined day-to-day.

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day-to-day (uncountable)

  1. Ordinary, monotonous routine; that which is usual or mundane.
    People come here to escape the day-to-day.