day to day


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day-to-day

1. Daily; regularly occurring. And you will oversee the company's day-to-day operations while I'm traveling.
2. Current. Typically said of one who has little concern for the future. You need to stop focusing only on your day-to-day activities and think about where you want to go to school next year.
3. Subject to daily evaluation, as of an injured athlete. I hear that their first baseman is day-to-day with a pulled hamstring.

day to day

Also, from day to day.
1. Continuously, without interruption, on a daily basis. For example, Running this office day to day is not an easy task. [Late 1800s]
2. live from day to day. Be interested only in immediate concerns, without thought for the future. For example, Jean lives from day to day, planning nothing in advance. Also see live for the moment.
References in classic literature ?
And yet, from day to day, he read storiettes in the dailies and weeklies, scores and scores of storiettes, not one of which would compare with his.