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door to door

1. Literally, describing the act of traveling to the door of each home or apartment in a particular area, typically to sell or obtain something. We went door to door selling candy bars for the school fundraiser. You'll have to go door to door collecting signatures so that city council knows that other residents are in favor of this change.
2. From one's door to another location. My commute isn't bad at all—just 20 minutes door to door.
3. Describing the act of transporting something from one's door to another location. What is the cost to move this couch door to door?
See also: door

door-to-door

 
1. . Lit. having to do with movement from one door to another or from one house to another. John is a door-to-door salesman. We spent two weeks making a door-to-door survey.
2. Fig. by moving from one door to another or one house to another. Anne is selling books door-to-door. We went door-to-door, collecting money.
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Police are reminding residents that anyone soliciting door-to-door must have a city permit.
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The United Nations is seeking provision of a door-to-door courier services, on a non exclusive basis, for personal effects of Military Observers (MILOBS) and Civilian Police (CIVPOL) in support of Peacekeeping Missions worldwide.
Melissa has assisted the Optimist Club by going door-to-door with her grandmother, member Cathy McCutcheon, to solicit food and toy donations for needy families at Christmas, operating a lemonade stand to raise money for the club and participating in the Optimist Braille Olympics.
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Service of waste collection and transportation of municipal solid waste and related services - Collection only door-to-door solid waste organic fraction,- Collection only door-to-door solid waste dry fraction,- Door to door collection and transportation of waste differentiated mono (packaging, paper and cardboard, glass, plastic, metal),- Door to door collection and transportation of separated waste collection (packaging plastic, steel and aluminum),- Collection and transport of waste products in the local market,- Management of eco-center and picnic area grouping,- Collection and transfer expired medicines,- Only collection of vegetable waste,- Collection and transfer waste bins in the town.
The movie is based on the true story of a door-to-door home-products salesman who overcame the challenges of cerebral palsy to rise to the top of his profession.
It features recording devices to capture temperature readings within the air-cargo container, door-to-door shipment tracking and hard-copy temperature documentation.
The contract includes the following services - Collecting door-to-door 1 weekly residual household waste,- Collecting door-to-door one every fortnight packaging,- Collecting door-to-door 3 times a year bulky,- Collecting door-to-door 1 weekly green waste in high season- Collecting voluntary contributions of newspapers, journals, magazines,- Collecting voluntary contributions glass,- Management of the special charge,- Transport flows collected up outlets.
Now the census moves into its second half, the door-to-door follow-up phase or "non-response follow-up" (NRFU) in census jargon.
Department of Agriculture agents to walk door-to-door within a kilometer (0.