take it/things day by day


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 29 May. 2023.

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