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wear and tear

noun [U] /weər ən ˈteər/
the damage that comes from ordinary use: Most tires will last for four years with normal wear and tear.
Translations of “wear and tear”
in Korean 마모…
in Arabic تَمَزّق بِالاستِعمال…
in Portuguese desgaste…
in Catalan desgast…
in Japanese 消耗, いたみ…
in Italian usura, logorio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一定時期內的)磨損,損耗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一定时期内的)磨损,损耗…
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