Door-to-door meaning

dôrtə-dôr
Going to or making appeals at residences, as when selling or canvassing.

A door-to-door sales representative.

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Delivered directly from a store or business to a residence.

Promised door-to-door delivery.

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(going) From one home to the next, calling on each in turn.

A door-to-door salesman, selling door-to-door.

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Going from house to house, when selling, delivering or asking for something.
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Sent or delivered from a store or factory directly to a house.
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(by metonymy) From one household or business to the next.

He carried the petition door to door, collecting signatures.

He sold magazine subscriptions at inflated prices door to door.

Selling door to door is the best training - and test - for a new salesman.

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(by metonymy) From ultimate origin to ultimate destination.

The trip takes sixteen hours door to door.

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(by further extension) From shipper to recipient.

The express company could only handle shipments door to door on the West Coast, needing others to reach the rest of the country.

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Alternative spelling of door-to-door.
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