door-to-door


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door to door

1. Literally, describing the act of traveling to the door of each home 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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