wear and tear

wear and tear
I noun corrosion, damage, decay, depletion, depreciation, deterioration, dissolution, dilapidation, diminution, erosion, exhaustion, impairment, ravage, ruination, wastage associated concepts: award with wear and tear excepted II index decrement, defacement

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  • wear and tear — {n. phr.} Deterioration through use. * /After 75,000 miles there is usually a lot of wear and tear on any car./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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