take it/things day by day

idiom

: to make progress in a slow and careful way by dealing with each day as it comes
He hopes to make a full recovery after his surgery, but right now he's just taking it day by day.
I don't know if our relationship is going to work out. I'm taking things day by day at this point.

Examples of take it/things day by day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lyrics are shaped by addiction recovery and suicide-prevention best practices—urging the friend to just take it day by day—but the language is casual and warm. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2024 Hadley Vlahos: Don’t be afraid to ask for help and take it day by day. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 12 Dec. 2023 There’s no timetable for Hamlin’s recovery, as doctors continue to take things day by day. Tyler Dragon, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2023 With this disease, it’s forced me to take things day by day. House Beautiful, 1 Dec. 2022 And that’s important, to just take it day by day and minute by minute, hour by hour, and live our lives like that. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 22 May 2021

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“Take it/things day by day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20it%2Fthings%20day%20by%20day. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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