cheek by jowl


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Recent Examples on the Web Succulents tend to come packed into adorable little dishes, all crammed together cheek by jowl. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Helpful Tips for Growing Healthy Succulents," 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, "India's richest city should have been its most prepared for coronavirus. So why does Mumbai have the country's highest infection rate?," 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, "New York will battle the coronavirus with more testing and bleach," 2 Mar. 2020 But though Esplanade and Aventura sit cheek by jowl, the two have not always been neighborly. New York Times, "Dying Malls? This One Has Found a Way to Thrive," 14 Jan. 2020 Down the slope ahead of him, 500 black Drakensberger and mottled Nguni cows graze cheek by jowl. David Mckenzie, CNN, "Put down that veggie burger. These farmers say their cows can solve the climate crisis," 6 Mar. 2020 Forget about socialites eating cheek by jowl with secretaries, bank heads alongside barbers. New York Times, "Everybody Goes to Burger Heaven," 25 Feb. 2020 Homeshares, meanwhile, have unlocked new neighborhoods in cities, allowing visitors to live amid the locals rather than cheek by jowl alongside tourists in hotels. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Things That Changed How We Travel in the 2010s," 16 Dec. 2019 Although the houses are cheek by jowl, the top floor has windows along two sides, bringing in plenty of light. Richard A. Marini,, "Tall, skinny infill homes the future of new-home building near downtown San Antonio," 22 Nov. 2019

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1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheek by jowl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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