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daily dozen

An exercise routine that is done every day. The phrase originally referred to 12 specific exercises but is used more broadly today. I always feel better after I do my daily dozen, thanks to the endorphins.
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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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