year in, (and) year out

year in, (and) year out

Every year; year after year. We do the same old things year in, year out. Let's start some new traditions this year! Year in and year out, Thompson has been the dominant pitcher in this league. His consistency is really extraordinary.
See also: out, year
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year in, year out

year after year; for years. I seem to have hay fever year in, year out. I never get over it. John wears the same old suit, year in, year out.
See also: out, year
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

year in, year out

Regularly, every year, as in We've been going to the Cape, year in, year out, ever since we were children. This expression was first recorded in 1830.
See also: out, year
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.

year ˌin, year ˈout

(all year and) every year: He had travelled on the 7.40 train to London year in, year out for thirty years.
See also: out, year
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year in, year out

Continuing, all the time, on and on. Although versions of this thought existed long before, this wording of it dates from the nineteenth century. Louisa May Alcott used it in Little Women (1868): “You see the other girls having splendid times, while you grind, grind, year in and year out.”
See also: out, year
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