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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.
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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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In 2006, after the release of his first album Jangale Asfalt (Asphalt Jungle), Hichkas was arrested and accused of releasing music without permission.
A great sampler of genre-spanning classics awaits: Rennie Harris Puremovement in Students of the Asphalt Jungle; Robbins' Fancy Free danced by Daniel Ulbricht's Stars of American Ballet; Martha Graham's Errand into the Maze; and The Washington Ballet's stunning Brooklyn Mack and Maki Onuki in an excerpt of Le Corsaire.
The case involved a classic 1950 Hollywood film noir, The Asphalt Jungle, a black and white film directed by John Huston.
Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) drew attention.
The threat is dire and regularly used in the asphalt jungle to convey to the other side the frightening import of the persona.
The selection is heavy on kids naturalizing the asphalt jungle; a single photo by Photo League fellow traveler Helen Levitt-- New York, ca.
The use of the jukebox in the denouement of The Asphalt Jungle (1950) is one example.
Ray Massey of the UK's Daily Mail newspaper called it, "A big beast of the asphalt jungle - a family car for the Porsche fan who's 'grown up' and has acquired responsibilities." <p>"Hide the children!
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. It could cover things like slowed reaction time.
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.
It's like I need a shot of whiskey, and I don't even drink." Dancer/choreographer Rennie Harris, whose muscular dancers are caught leaping in midair in the 2006 Birmingham, Ala., performance of Students of the Asphalt Jungle, asserts, "Hip-hop allows us the freedom to express our thoughts and individuality through improvisation.
At the more experimental end of the spectrum are Jimpster's house mix of "400 Years" and Cordovan's radical deconstruction of "One Love." Bob Marley Remixed is actually the work of a single entity, an electronica duo known as Asphalt Jungle. For their album they have taken twelve of Marley's songs from the early 1970s and subjected each to a rigorous rethink in a variety of styles, from the jungle jump-up of "Mr.
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.