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beggar thy neighbor

Referring to an economic policy that seeks to improve domestic economic conditions at the expense of other countries. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. Yes, but putting these high tariffs on imports would only address our country's economic depression in a beggar-thy-neighbor sort of way.
See also: beggar, neighbor, thy

next-door neighbor

A person who lives or works in the accommodation immediately adjacent to one. My next-door neighbor offered to look after my pets while I'm away. We have new next-door neighbors in our office building. I think they said they're doing financial consulting work for small businesses.
See also: neighbor
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