cheek by jowl


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In its sleek, unfussy dining room, glamour and grit sat cheek by jowl, and going to the bathroom to powder your nose could mean one of two things. New York Times, "Why Early ’80s New York Matters Today," 17 Apr. 2018 Crowding Too Many In One Container Succulents tend to come packed into adorable little dishes, all crammed together cheek by jowl. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Succulents (And How To Grow 'Em Right)," 9 Feb. 2017 And in a place where everyone lives cheek by jowl with strangers, the essential mysteries of civilization seem to expand. Maureen O’connor, The Cut, "The Nanny Murder Trial Is Impossible to Watch and Impossible to Look Away From," 18 Mar. 2018 So the city’s population rose—a lot—leaving New Yorkers once more cheek by jowl. The Economist, "Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow," 20 Jan. 2018 Old lighting rigs sit cheek by jowl with model spacecraft, dinosaur skulls next to lunar atlases. Andrew Dickson, New York Times, "Passport Photos and Online Porn: The Dizzying World of Thomas Ruff," 5 Oct. 2017 The occasion was a concert by Chamber Orchestra First Editions, whose mission is both modern music and early Mozart, cheek by jowl, founded and directed by James Freeman. David Patrick Stearns,, "Barney Frank: Guest narrator at Chamber Orchestra First Editions," 8 Oct. 2017 In London, the attacks are heavily concentrated in the east of the city, where young professionals and the deprived live cheek by jowl as patches of the area rapidly gentrify. CNN, "Torture in a Bottle," 29 Sep. 2017 Tens of thousands of strangers live cheek by jowl in normally uninhabitable places are hardly the safe havens that nurture a childhood. Washington Post, "For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count," 21 Sep. 2017

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1577, in the meaning defined above

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