WRONG:

YEAR END AND YEAR OUT


RIGHT:

YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT


When something goes on continually, it is traditional to say it happens “year in and year out,” meaning “from the beginning of the year to its end—and so on year after year.”


The mistaken form “year end and year out” doesn’t make sense because “year end” and “year out” both refer to the same part of the year, so no time span is being described.


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