Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - day-to-day


ordinary and regular activities usually performed on a daily or continual basis


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - day-to-day

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I heard you got a promotion.

Colleague 2:  Yes. I will be managing the day-to-day operations of our Phoenix office.

Colleague 1:  What does that involve?

Colleague 2:  Activities like managing employees, handling finances, fulfilling orders and stocking supplies to name a few.

Colleague 1:  Sounds like you will be busy.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - day-to-day

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I need a vacation.

Friend 2:  I agree. The day-to-day grind of being a mother is very tiring.

Friend 1:  We have to take care of so much each and every day.

Friend 2:  I know. Things like checking to make sure the kids ate their breakfasts, getting them to school on time, doing laundry, packing lunches, making sure they get to their appointments and a great long list of other responsibilities.

Friend 1:  We should arrange for babysitters for Friday night and go out and have some fun.

day-to-day - Usage:


day-to-day - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for day-to-day.

day-to-day - Examples:

1)  ... his innate ability to find humor in his day-to-day existence becomes readily apparent.

2)  ... accept the best global practices as their way of life and embed them in their day-to-day practices.

3)  ... posts and wants professionals under a chief executive officer to run the board's day-to-day activity.

4)  ... with regard to the police services board is meant to prevent political involvement in the day-to-day operation of the police service.

5)  Prison staff who bear the day-to-day brunt of these dramas deserve great credit for coping with the continuing crises of the ...

6)  ... which provide housing and day-to-day help to seniors and people with disabilities.

7)  ... to oversee development and heritage conservation should guide its day-to-day management and secure heritage assessment.

8)  This is a life-altering condition. It inhibits a person's ability to perform basic day-to-day tasks such as getting dressed, caring for children, going to work, getting ...

9)  ... companies borrow excessively to fund their expansion plans, acquisitions and to finance their day-to-day operations.

10)  She's responsible for day-to-day minutiae like bill-paying and accounting.

11)  ... needs to re-engage with the day-to-day needs of Canadians in addition to proposing national projects for what ails the country as ...

12)  ... incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.

13)  His priorities shifted from managing the day-to-day running of his business and focusing on clients, to managing the trappings of his ...

14)  Everyone out there knows that when you go to work on a day-to-day basis, when you come home to your family, it's a great thing ...

15)  Helping seniors with the day-to-day responsibilities they need to maintain their independence is far less expensive than moving them into ...

16)  As it is now, the school's day-to-day operations are being managed in part by ...

17)  ... and was responsible for day-to-day management of the college's finances.

18)  It reflects a long term vision and must not be derailed by day-to-day events, as painful as they may be.

19)  ... impacts a majority shareholder group and this group is in no way involved in the day-to-day running of the bank.

20)  The art of effective communication can often be lacking in day-to-day conversations and as a result can come at a cost to business.