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daily dozen

An exercise routine that is done every day. The phrase originally referred to 12 specific exercises but is often used more broadly. 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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"So we do the Daily Dozen and it's finishing through contact, the ability to play through contact, keep your eyes on the rim and you've just got to work on it, grind it out."
Personally when I'm "fed" I always take you as one does the daily dozen. But I prose intolerably....
Carl Fischer has rendered an important service to the string pedagogy world with the recent publication of The Dounis Collection, compiling in one book, 12 of Demetrius Dounis's most influential works, including The Artist's Technique Violin Playing and The Violin Players' Daily Dozen, and nine additional volumes, some of which were no longer easily available.
AS the Dingles downed their daily dozen in the Woolpack in Emmerdale, they failed to notice a little Christmas miracle under their noses.
Golding likens his workout to "the Daily Dozen [calisthenics] in the Marine Corps ...
Two of his pictures were published in National Geographic's Daily Dozen. His goals are simpler though: "In this Instagram age where people upload and scroll through millions of pictures every day, I believe you have succeeded as a photographer if your photo stops the viewer in his tracks and draws him into the frame even for that extra moment or two."
'IT'S scientifically proven that calories don't count on vacation," I'm told, as I bite into a hot, chewy, sugarcovered doughnut from Daily Dozen - the first of seven stops on my tour of Pike Place Market.
Hand-written on "Jim's 'Daily Dozen' paper", it reads: "Dear Prime Minister.
UP hill, down dale, along beach and through the island's boggiest bits the indomitable Gore-Tex Girls walk, accompanied by the Luddite's yapping, neurotic collie Bella, to be picked up at the end of a daily dozen or so miles by the Radical's loyal retriever Keith in his car.
He suggests compiling a Daily Dozen list you adhere to each day.
"I posted this in my National Geographic Your Shot account, and it was chosen as one of The Daily Dozen shot.
Hand-written on "Jim's 'Daily Dozen' paper", it bears the address Flat 84, 22 Park Crescent, W1.
From the smell of yams roasting on street corners, to the open-air barbers going about their business in the parks alongside the practitioners of Tai Chi, the balletic exercises many Chinese perform as the equivalent of the westerner's "daily dozen", you know you are somewhere very different.
places, one finds daily dozens of children roaming and
More than 12 verities of ajwa and dates from all over the world have been put at 'dates kiosk' at the Safa Mall and daily dozens of customers visit these stalls to get dates of their choice, said he.