next-door neighbor

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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

one's next-door neighbor

the person living in the house or apartment closest to one's own. My next-door neighbor came over to borrow a shovel. I will be visiting our next-door neighbor if you need me.
See also: neighbor
References in classic literature ?
From the first, I have advised our people in the South to make friends in every straightforward, manly way with their next-door neighbour, whether he be a black man or a white man.
Then she turned suddenly to the General, and continued: "I have taken up my abode here, so am going to be your next-door neighbour. Are you glad to hear that, or are you not?"
At intervals a couple would approach the doorway for air, and the haze no longer veiling their features, the demigods resolved themselves into the homely personalities of her own next-door neighbours. Could Trantridge in two or three short hours have metamorphosed itself thus madly!
The two old gentlemen were next-door neighbours, and, although Mr.
A MOTHER found dead at her Solihull home this week was "always smiling" according to her shocked next-door neighbour.
CAN you imagine a housewife handing over a percentage of her housekeeping money to her next-door neighbour in order that the neighbour continues speaking to her over the garden fence, and as a goodwill gesture the neighbour hands back a small amount of the money she received.
A BURSCOUGH woman rescued an 83-year-old woman from the Boxing Day floods, using a boat they found in her next-door neighbour's garden.
My next-door neighbour planted ivy on her side of our garden fence and now it's taking over my garden.
Judge Simon Drew told him: "You committed a mean burglary of your next-door neighbour who was sick and in hospital.
"If it had not been discovered by the next-door neighbour from their smoke alarm activating it could have spread and been much more serious."
Summary: The next-door neighbour of Joanna Yeates has appeared in court accused of her murder.
And they received the extra bedroom from their next-door neighbour Julie Avery at No.35 who was buying her house from Durham City Council.
He says company boards should adopt a "next-door neighbour test" when dishing out bonuses - whether they could be justified during a chat over a garden fence.
The 33-year-old man slept through the piercing shrill, but his next-door neighbour heard the alarm and called firefighters.
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