an English question

@dufresne (137)
China
May 14, 2009 8:59pm CST
In the sentence "Immediately after the events of September 11, we didn't know what was going to happen, but we all kept going, one day at a time, and we're still moving forward.", what's the meaning of "one day at a time"?
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4 responses
• United States
15 May 09
exactly what it sounds like.taking things as they come in small steps day by day.
• United States
15 May 09
It means that everyone just took every day as it came. No one knew exactly how each day was going to be after those events occurred, so we all had to take each day one at a time, just living it as best we could. I think it also means that everyone was pretty much forced to be strong and continue life right where it left off, even though there was a lot of suffering and hurt going on in a lot of lives. It was such a very hard time for everyone. I think every heart in America was hurting. But America is strong, and continues to keep moving on ONE DAY AT A TIME.
• United States
15 May 09
not only more cautiosly as the previous poster suggested but also if you take things one day at a time it implys a great level of uncertanty as to what might hapen next.
• Ireland
15 May 09
I would suppose it refers to the people now living their lives more cautiously