from day to day


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Related to from day to day: days on end, carry the day, calling it a day

from day to day

on a daily basis; one day at a time; occasionally. We face this kind of problem from day to day. I'll have to check into this matter from day to day.

from day to ˈday


1 with no thoughts or plans for the future: They both live from day to day, looking after their sick daughter.
2 if a situation changes from day to day, it changes often: A baby’s need for food can vary from day to day.
References in classic literature ?
I not only watched this tournament from day to day, but detailed an intelligent priest from my Department of Public Morals and Agriculture, and ordered him to report it; for it was my purpose by and by, when I should have gotten the people along far enough, to start a newspaper.
A section of a roasted bread-fruit, a small cake of 'Amar', or a mess of 'Cokoo,' two or three bananas, or a mammee-apple; an annuee, or some other agreeable and nutritious fruit served from day to day to diversify the meal, which was finished by tossing off the liquid contents of a young cocoanut or two.
We caught occasional glimpses of her from day to day, and came to look for her when we travelled back and forth between our tree and the mouth of the slough.
It should not be difficult, for she repeated herself from day to day and yet did it with a quaint unreasonableness that was ever yielding fresh delight.
He put off his answer from day to day, and then another letter would come, saying she was ill and lonely and miserable.
Clayton gathered for me, but will add to this from day to day as things happen.
Greatest mathematical distance of all was that between Captain Duncan's mind and the mind of an astronomer who charted the heavens and navigated a thousand million miles away among the stars and who tossed, a mere morsel of his mathematical knowledge, the few shreds of information to Captain Duncan that enabled him to know from day to day the place of the Makambo on the sea.