Meaning of “wear and tear” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “wear and tear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wear and tear" in American English

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wear and tearnoun [ U ]

/weər ən ˈteər/

the damage that comes from ordinary use:

Most tires will last for four years with normal wear and tear.

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"wear and tear" in Business English

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wear and tearnoun [ U ]

uk us INSURANCE

the damage that happens to an object in ordinary use during a period of time:

The insurer will reduce any payout to take into account wear and tear of the item.
general/normal wear and tear The airline will not accept liability for minor damage to the outside of luggage caused by normal wear and tear.
wear and tear on sth The fuel additive reduces wear and tear on car engines.
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(Definition of “wear and tear” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)