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daily dozen

Fig. physical exercises done every day. My brother always feels better after his daily dozen. She would rather do a daily dozen than go on a diet.
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daily grind

[someone's] everyday work routine. I'm getting very tired of the daily grind. When my vacation was over, I had to go back to the daily grind.
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daily dozen

Physical exercise, as in Helen walks two miles every morning-that's her daily dozen. This term originally referred to a set of twelve specific calisthenic exercises to be performed every day. They were devised by a famous Yale University football coach, Walter Camp (1859-1925), and came into general use in the early 1900s. Despite the physical fitness craze of the late 1900s, these exercises and their name are no longer taken literally, but the term survives in a very general way.
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daily dozen

n. a short set of daily exercises. I need to do my daily dozen before breakfast.
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daily grind

n. the tedious pattern of daily work. (see also rat race.) Well, it’s Monday. Time to start another week of the daily grind.
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For the need to pay attention to repetitions and the dailiness of tasks see Carter, The Small Details of Life, 10, 19; Margo Culley, ed.
It's the dailiness of those decisions that creates the texture of the life.
The venerable pinetree, wind-shaken, brings fear that it will one day crash "on the fragility of the safe / dailiness you have almost / grown used to" (5).
Since he has been sick, Dickinson has gained a new appreciation for the dailiness of life.
And he adds: "If it's not in the dailiness, what does it matter?
Romantic love pulses with a magical force, transforms reality beyond recognition, creates another dimension, another life, transcends the unbearable dullness of dailiness.
I love being here, like this," he declares in the title poem, and the dailiness of life takes on a kind of radiance, which is what he calls being "in it.
The futurity of desire (which in this case is a desire for the persistence of the present moment) as something deferred or unsatisfied is connected, Gallop argues, with the dailiness of reading, with the return of the author in a particular moment of the reader's life.
Once she's gone I just sit looking at Grace, letting the energy and dailiness of the world drain away.
As it repeatedly morphs from humdrum dailiness into espionage maneuvers, The Expats pulls off the crazy illusion that these elements actually belong in the same story.
I would say it is their earthliness and earthiness, even as they sacralize the dailiness of life alone or with others, a life of the mind and body in an ongoing harmony with the seasons.
Even if a DVD can never provide the same perceptions open to us as we watch film and encounter its specific materiality, the more fully Brakhage's films penetrate the world, the more often they become part of the environment in which we live our lives, the more his vision of our human, embodied possibilities fills the dailiness of experience.
The examination should be "open book" and the book should be the totality of a world, but without synthesized notes and organized "mind" the dailiness will be little more than diaretic,.
The body is lived in its rich and limiting dailiness, the mind leaping beyond, dreaming, reined in too, sobered, forced into what we may call lucidness, and yet the soul ever senses its measurement of otherness, of high beauty, of deep though simple astonishment, ever gazing into spaces revealed by "l'entrouvure des choses.
The strategy is particularly evident in Wordsworth's characterization of the narrative's importance, his problematic but revealing use of the word "public," his conceptualization of dailiness, and his depiction of news.