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    day in and day out = day after day

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following excerpt from a NYT’s article?

    “I’m a fiscal conservative, as everybody knows, a fairly strong one,” Mr. Gregg told reporters at a news conference in the Capitol. “And it just became clear to me that it would be very difficult, day in and day out, to serve in this cabinet or any cabinet.”

    day in and day out = day after day

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    Re: day in and day out = day after day

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    day in and day out = day after day

    I Am Not A Teacher!

    I think you are right.

    Please refer to this definition of day after day:

    day after day
    Also, day in, day out. For many days, continuously; also, every day.

    For example, Day after day the rain spoiled our vacation, or Day in, day out, all I ever do is work.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
    Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by sws1234; 26-Mar-2009 at 09:51.

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    Re: day in and day out = day after day

    continuously or repeatedly over a long period of time, with the sense of being monotonous and boring.


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