in close quarters

idiom

: very close together
Over 200 people lived in close quarters on the ship.

Examples of in close quarters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After protesting to the referee, Messi, Suarez and Alba found themselves in close quarters with Ortiz, and an argument erupted. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 7 Apr. 2024 While researchers know that space travel can stress space crew members both physically and mentally and test their ability to work together in close quarters, missions to Mars will amplify these challenges. Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 The tour harked back to experiences shared early in life by most budding musicians — their times at summer camps and college festivals, where players spend time in close quarters, often in lovely locales. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2024 Migrants often fall sick after being stuck in close quarters, airline workers said, and some seem fragile. Annie Correal Federico Rios, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 The contagiousness of the virus paired with people being in close quarters during the winter months is often what drives surges in cases. Korin Miller, Health, 23 Feb. 2024 Indianapolis has worked because all the infrastructure for the event − a stadium, convention center, hotels, restaurants and hospitals − are in close quarters for participants and fans. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Jan. 2024 The Biden Administration—both fearing a border surge and concerned about detaining migrants in close quarters during a pandemic—had opted to retain its newfound powers. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 The Fire came out competitive in the second half, and Torres had a near-miss at the far post in the 52nd minute thanks to a scooping save in close quarters by Bingham. oregonlive, 21 June 2023

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“In close quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20close%20quarters. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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