cheek by jowl


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cheek by jowl

Fig. side by side; close together. The pedestrians had to walk cheek by jowl along the narrow streets. The two families lived cheek by jowl in one house.
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cheek by jowl

very close together Business and residential buildings have been developed cheek by jowl in this city.
Etymology: based on the idea that the cheek and jowl (parts of the face) are very close to each other
See also: cheek

cheek by jowl

very close together
Usage notes: Jowl is a word for the loose flesh by the lower jaw, which is very close to the cheek.
The poor lived cheek by jowl in industrial mining towns in Victorian England.
See also: cheek

cheek by jowl

Side by side, close together, as in In that crowded subway car we stood cheek by jowl, virtually holding one another up. This term dates from the 16th century, when it replaced cheek by cheek.
See also: cheek

cheek by jowl

Side by side; close together.
See also: cheek
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It isn't an industry of the future and it wouldn't sit cheek by jowl with the learning establishment proposed for the site and an ambitious scheme that could create 6,000 new clean, green jobs.
Twenty-two insurgents have been killed and 25 others detained in clashes with security personnel in Pakistan's lawless tribal region, lying cheek by jowl with the Afghanistan border.
HARD AT WORK: Pupils working cheek by jowl in their classrooms, left, and in the domestic science room and the metalwork room, below; SPORT: Boro skipper Tony Mowbray at the school, right; far right, teachers Linda Cross and Michael Cain fr right; and, bottom, the girls' athletics teams
He went on to win a place at Rada, and appeared on stage with the Cheek by Jowl theatre company.
It is, too, an almost unavoidable charge should you or visitors have to go to, let's say, the QE in Edgbaston where because it is cheek by jowl with Birmingham University car parking has all the accessibility of the pits at Silverstone.
Holidays mean living cheek by jowl with your nearest and dearest when all those annoying little habits you can put up with at home suddenly become magnified a thousand-fold.
In India, where destitute millions live cheek by jowl with wealth.
A well-established face on the London stage, Macfadyen trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before performing with England's Cheek by Jowl and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
THE ward I represent on Liverpool City Council has the highest proportion of students anywhere in the city, living cheek by jowl with some of the most deprived communities in Europe.
While I'm sure the development will restore the terrace to all its former glory, I'm not yet that convinced we have so many millionaires willing to live cheek by jowl for the prestige of a good address and easy access to the town.
The public can see into this building; and there's a synergy that evolves from being cheek by jowl.
With three scarce nutrients, they found that species populations oscillated, and that even nine species could prosper cheek by jowl.
Wide avenues lie cheek by jowl with tiny cobbled streets, packed with atmosphere.