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catty-corner

Positioned diagonally from someone or something. This phrase can be used as an adverb and an adjective. Primarily heard in US. No, you know Mr. Lewis—his house is catty-corner to ours.
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The Catty Corner Restaurant & Bar at 301 Mulberry St.
But under the ownership of local businessman Jay Cimerol and his son, Tyler, the Catty Corner is expected to reopen by late October.
The Cimerols are adding pizza to the menu of traditional American cuisine and pub fare, and so the new name will be Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub and Pie.
But between a cover story in Newsweek magazine on "gamma girls," (1) ("truly nice" adolescent girls are apparently so unique they require their own moniker), a section-front article in USA Today headlined "Caught in the Catty Corner" (2) and the release of such books as Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence (Crown Publishers, 2002), it's easy to assume that today's teenage girls navigate such an obstacle course of sex, cruelty and self-esteem issues it's miraculous any emerge with their physical and emotional health intact.
(2.) Hellmich N., Caught in the Catty Corner; Experts call it 'relational aggression' but adolescent girls say peers are just mean.
In the early 1980s, the 52-story 1600 Smith Street went up catty corner to Kellogg Tower, placing the older building in the center of the development.