cheek by jowl


Definition of cheek by jowl

Examples of cheek by jowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hundreds of millions of poor people live cheek by jowl, easy targets for a highly contagious virus. New York Times, 1 May 2021 For the last two decades, the Oscars have been held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, creating the spectacle viewers have come to love of A-listers packed cheek by jowl into a single room. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2021 Succulents tend to come packed into adorable little dishes, all crammed together cheek by jowl. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Up to 60% of the city's population live cheek by jowl in informal housing or slums, where there is little running water or sanitation, said Udas-Mankikar. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 11 June 2020 But that is a challenging proposition in a place like New York City where 9 million people live cheek by jowl and rely on the subway and buses to get around. NBC News, 2 Mar. 2020 But though Esplanade and Aventura sit cheek by jowl, the two have not always been neighborly. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2020 Down the slope ahead of him, 500 black Drakensberger and mottled Nguni cows graze cheek by jowl. David Mckenzie, CNN, 6 Mar. 2020 Forget about socialites eating cheek by jowl with secretaries, bank heads alongside barbers. New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020

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1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheek by jowl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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