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wear and tear

Normal deterioration and minor damage from frequent use. It has some wear and tear, but after 100,000 miles my car is in pretty good shape.
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wear and tear (on something)

Fig. the process of wearing down or breaking down something by regular use. Driving in freezing weather means lots of wear and tear on your car. I drive carefully and have my car serviced regularly to avoid wear and tear.
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wear and tear

Damage and deterioration resulting from ordinary use and exposure, as in This sofa shows a lot of wear and tear; we should replace it. [Second half of 1600s]
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wear and tear

COMMON Wear and tear is the damage that happens to something as a result of it being used in a normal way. Being overweight can add to the wear and tear on hip joints. The table in a busy family kitchen is likely to come in for a considerable amount of wear and tear.
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wear and tear

damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use.
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ˌwear and ˈtear

damage or loss of quality because of normal use: After having the car for five years you expect some wear and tear.The guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear.
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The zipper-case design allows for the XM receiver to be easily accessible while completely protecting the unit from everyday wear and tear.
Its zipper-case design lets you easily access your XM receiver while completely protecting it from everyday wear and tear.
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Orange Glo offers great solutions for these consumers, with products that not only clean, but also revitalize the shine and luster of floors that are dull or showing signs of wear and tear.
In addition, the Laminate, Vinyl & Linoleum Revita-Shine(TM) revitalizes the beauty of floors, while also safeguarding them from daily wear and tear.
Responding to a common query about the extent of home warranty coverage, Lightfoot said home warranty companies cover appliance and system breakdowns caused by normal wear and tear.
However, consumers should understand that normal wear and tear does not include breakdowns normally covered by homeowners insurance, such as an accident like a tree falling on a house," said Lightfoot.
The charger component adds five hours of battery life; the adjustable stand holds the portable device at the desired viewing angle; the stereo delivers crisp sound and the rugged case protects the Sony PSP from wear and tear
Screen Armor for PSP(TM), a heavy-duty metal screen protector that shields the PSP against scratches, nicks and other wear and tear
But every small movement of the car corresponds to an action, of the internal mechanism of the shock absorbers, which leads to continuous and progressive wear and tear.
For example, fitting four excellent quality tyres to the car without taking into consideration the bad state of the shock absorbers is, in the end, a pointless operation as not only will the road hold be compromised and braking inefficient, but the wear and tear of the new tread will be more irregular and premature.
Revolutionizing the auto industry, Chase Auto Finance, a division of The Chase Manhattan Bank (NYSE: CMB), is the first auto finance company to offer a No Excess Wear and Tear Lease.