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wear and tear

noun

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the result of long and hard use
  • my favorite jeans finally succumbed to wear and tear and had to be replaced

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The first known use of wear and tear was in 1666

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“Wear and tear.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wear%20and%20tear. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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