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English definition of “take each day as it comes/take it one day at a time”

take each day as it comes/take it one day at a time

to deal with things as they happen , and not to make plans or to worry about the future : I've lived through a lot of changes recently , but I've learned to take each day as it comes.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping Grammar:Nowadays, these days or today?We can use nowadays, these days or today as adverbs meaning ‘at the present time, in comparison with the past’:
(Definition of take each day as it comes/take it one day at a time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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