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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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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.
Club secretary Glyn Hughes said: "We are trying to get the people next door to sort it out.
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.
Denise, who married Neville 10 years ago while doing a summer season job in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, bitterly regrets the day she moved next door to Julia, 33.
Kayla's family moves back to the hometown where the parents grew up, next door to a single morn with a son about Kayla's age.
An ordinary metal that's next door to one particular class of superconductors--those with so-called strongly correlated systems of electrons--can actually boost the neighboring material's superconductivity.
And then she added, "It's best to live next door to a Samaritan, because they make real good neighbors.
Tracey Watts discovered her three-year-old son, Daniel, lying face down in the water after he had run next door to look at the fish.
A yellow house next door to a construction site appeared to fill the bill.
Worried about the maturity date of their CDs and the health of their tall fescue, these people prefer to ignore the fact that the mild drama of their lives is being lived out, literally, next door to the bomb.
In fact, we'll kick this deal off with Majesco by bringing our top series Codename: Kids Next Door to video for the first time ever through Game Boy Advance Video this spring.