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next door to

Very close to, as in The old dog was next door to death. This metaphoric expression, alluding to an adjacent house, was first recorded in 1529.
See also: door, next
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Boxtel, then, was to have next door to him a rival and successful competitor; and his rival, instead of being some unknown, obscure gardener, was the godson of Mynheer Cornelius de Witt, that is to say, a celebrity.
I have a terraced house next door to a council house and my roof began leaking after the council put on a new one next door.
A DOORMAN stripped of his licence after assaulting a customer was caught working illegally at the pub next door to the scene of the crime.
If you live next door to a 4,000-acre estate which you can only enter via the tradesman's entrance.
SUSAN Boyle has proved that home is where the heart is by buying the property next door to her modest ex-council house to create her dream home.
Adjacent buildings did not appear damaged and power was still on in a building next door to the burning structure.
When Fleming began to abuse the older sister, the younger girl escaped from her bonds and ran next door to her aunt's house to get help.
A MAN who drilled holes above the bed of a teenage girl has been released from jail and is living next door to her house again.
Although there'd be a lot of twitching curtains and 'keeping up with the Windsors', a new survey has found that the person people would most like to live next door to is the Queen.
Club secretary Glyn Hughes said: "We are trying to get the people next door to sort it out.
Musician and songwriter Barry London has created Living Next Door To Tony, a spoof of Smokie's Living Next Door To Alice song which was the glam rock band's biggest hit in 1976.
In "Somewhere Next Door To Reality" (TNJ2CD, 2CD, $18.
In Rockefeller Center, next door to Erwin Pearl at 70 West 50th Street, a new concept shop for Palm will open.
Stephen Jayne, 30, who lives next door to one of the gang's houses, in Murphy Crescent in Bishop Auckland, said: "A couple of Vietnamese guys lived next door.
Virtually inseparable since their families moved next door to each other 11 years ago, the boys comfortably play off each other's talents.