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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?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

door to door

1. Calling at each house, apartment, store, etc. in an area, in order to deliver, sell, or ask for something. For example, We were asked to go door to door to collect enough signatures. [c. 1900]
2. Sent from a place of origin or pickup to a place of delivery. For example, They quoted me a price for door to door, as well as a lower one if I would pick up the goods myself . This usage is nearly always applied to a shipment of merchandise.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

door to door

COMMON If you go door to door, you go to every house in an area. Along came Mr Stein one day, selling kitchenware door to door. Note: Door-to-door is used before nouns. The police made door-to-door enquiries. He worked as a door-to-door salesman.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

door to door

1 (of a journey) from start to finish. 2 visiting all the houses in an area to sell or publicize something.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

(from) ˌdoor to ˈdoor


1 from the place of departure to the place you are going to; from building to building: The whole journey took me four hours from door to door.
2 from one house, flat/apartment, etc. to the next: The church distributes leaflets from door to door.a door-to-door salesman
See also: door
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
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