wear and tear[târ]
wear and tear definition by Webster's New World
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loss and damage resulting from use
wear and tear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Loss, damage, or depreciation resulting from ordinary use and exposure.
wear and tear - Phrases/Idioms
Damage and deterioration resulting from ordinary use and exposure, as in This sofa shows a lot of wear and tear; we should replace it. [Second half of 1600s]