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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
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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.
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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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A stripped–down Cheek By Jowl was a real highlight, with Meldrum's voice silencing the crowd as it hung in the air.
He was hospitalized missing a chunk of cheek and jowl, but it seems he missed the tooth.
Most of us would say the former - but most of us do not live cheek by jowl to a cricket ground, as residents of Annfield Plain do.
Confirming the condition, coined 'smartphone face', Dr Mervyn Patterson of the Woodford Medical group told the Evening Standard: "If you sit for hours with your head bent slightly forward, staring at your iPhone or laptop screen, you may shorten the neck muscles and increase the gravitational pull on the jowl area, leading to a drooping jawline.
Cheek by Jowl is a collection of Le Guin's musings on fantasy--in particular on children's books and on animals and their complex interconnection with the humans who inhabit and/or invade their worlds.
Government official, Naveed Ahmad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash occurred Sunday in Gorsal area, lying cheek by the jowl to Afghan border.
Unfortunately there is this unholy alliance between economists and politicians that says (I believe) that having more and more people cheek by jowl keeps wages and salaries down and therefore inflation, increases the amount of personal taxes used to finance bloated Government bureacracies and quangos - and increases demand for products and services.
The production is directed by Owen Horsley, who joins Love & Madness from the Cheek by Jowl theatre company.
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BEIRUT, Lebanon -- When clashes broke out during a nationwide strike in Lebanon, some of the worst fighting rocked Christian areas, where rival factions live cheek by jowl.
Normally one does not hang around when one is not welcome, particularly after 100 years of living cheek by jowl with one's sworn enemies -- which is why I cannot agree with Richard Cohen's advice that ``it is best for Israel to hunker down.
When it comes to evolution, however, the legal group stands cheek by jowl with the establishment.
The decidedly uncosmopolitan citizens of Paul Haggis' balkanized Los Angeles live and work cheek to jowl with a rainbow coalition of races and ethnicities, all the while muttering and screaming a common string of racial epithets and slurs at their unloved neighbors.
Crowded into transport ships and camps, and fighting cheek on jowl in the trenches, US soldiers were particularly vulnerable.