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asphalt jungle

An overcrowded, unsafe and/or crime-ridden urban environment or city, characterized by the congestion of large buildings and roads. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After 10 years living in that asphalt jungle, I'm looking forward to being in a place with a bit of grass and friendly neighbors.
See also: jungle

asphalt jungle

n. the paved landscape of the city; the city viewed as a savage place. I don’t look forward to spending the rest of my days in an asphalt jungle.
See also: jungle
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Turner had entered into a broadcasting agreement with French broadcaster La Cinq to broadcast The Asphalt Jungle on French television.
Though Miklitsch's book is comprehensive, it is a testament to the richness of his topic that many more films and sequences (the jukebox scene at the end of The Asphalt Jungle is one example) remain to be analyzed similarly.
Interesting character roles came his way in films including "Black Like Me," in which he played a white man passing for black; "Planet of the Apes," as an authoritative simian; and "The Asphalt Jungle," in which he played a crook.
Just a course geared toward older drivers that make them aware of what they need to do to survive the asphalt jungle.
You'd think people from the projects would spend half their lives on Carson Beach, what they called the Irish Riviera, escaping the summer heat, escaping the asphalt jungle, etc .
CEO Shaun Belle says, "We want to create a visual patchwork of green in an asphalt jungle with very few open spaces.
performance of Students of the Asphalt Jungle, asserts, "Hip-hop allows us the freedom to express our thoughts and individuality through improvisation.
Marilyn in Niagara is for the third time in Hollywood history allowed to portray a villainous character in a movie: The first was in John Huston's 1950 Asphalt Jungle, in which she played Angela Phinlay, the girlfriend of a corrupt lawyer involved in a heist gone bad, and the second as Nell Forbes in Don't Bother to Knock as a psychotic depressed women.
I am hoping that this will inspire them and open their eyes to the world outside their brick and asphalt jungle.
In addition, an essay on the film The Asphalt Jungle is presented, along with a few memoir pieces.
Heist films come in two flavors: films noirs like The Asphalt Jungle and Dog Day Afternoon in which the well-laid plans of a crew of thieves unravel and implode, and cunning capers like To Catch a Thief and The Thomas Crown Affair in which a clever thief outwits both the cops and the audience.
Take up with this Impala and you'll be a leader among the wildlife in the asphalt jungle.
ASPHALT JUNGLE KICK OUT ROCKIN', clockin' rhythms that never stop
While Chino buys into buys into the glamour of American pop culture, Between Friends resists doing so by the way it plays of the genre's conventions as developed in such earlier American caper films as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956).
Returning to his birthplace also provided O'Neal with an opportunity to quietly reflect on the path his life has taken over the last half-century--from the dusty roads of the small Southern hamlet to the asphalt jungle of the Big Apple.