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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 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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Your daily dozen could be 12 minutes of exercises until you can commit to the full 30 minutes you need.
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Carl Fischer has rendered an important service to the string pedagogy world with the recent publication of The Dounis Collection, compiling in one book, 12 of Demetrius Dounis's most influential works, including The Artist's Technique Violin Playing and The Violin Players' Daily Dozen, and nine additional volumes, some of which were no longer easily available.
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