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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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?"
Summary: New Delhi [India] Jul 5 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday advised Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to first mend India's relationships with the next-door neighbours and then fly-off to other countries.
A PENSIONER took revenge on his next-door neighbours by drilling holes in their roof to let in rain.
BRITS are likely to know more about popstars and footballers than their next-door neighbours, a survey revealed today.
BRITONS are likely to know more about popstars and footballers than their next-door neighbours, a survey has revealed.
IRELAND is grieving for next-door neighbours in the wake of the Smolensk air disaster, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told a special memorial Mass yesterday.
Summary: The screaming fans seem to be getting a little too much for The X Factor contestants' next-door neighbours.
Despite Michael Hayward committing eight breaches of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, placed on him for a catalogue of offences against both sets of next-door neighbours, and being in breach of a six-month suspended prison sentence, the 46-year-old was given another suspended sentence at Caerphilly Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Around 16 per cent of people said they had argued with their next-door neighbours about their noise levels or loud music, while a third said they would like to complain but had not done so, according to Allianz Insurance.
I noticed it but decided to wait a little while (two days, wrong I know) before taking any action, just to see if her next-door neighbours or the neighbours opposite would notice and take some action, or even a patrolling police officer or street warden.
One comment, though - why did the next-door neighbours not even say hello before asking if they are Catholic or Protestant?
TWO of Britain's most famous next-door neighbours now have a song written about them, thanks to a Birmingham musician who has tried to imagine what it's been like for Gordon Brown living next-door to the Prime Minister.
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