the boy/girl next door

noun phrase

: a wholesome young man/woman from a middle-class family
He/She seemed like the boy/girl next door.

Examples of the boy/girl next door in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa are working on a stage reimagining of the movie, which also starred Mark Ruffalo as the boy next door as well as Andy Serkis as Garner’s boss and Judy Greer as her best friend. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 When Alethea Roy started dating the boy next door, Paul Pawlowski, the couple kept it a secret because their families own side-by-side motels on the Jersey Shore. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 Of those kids, Khia (Zoriah Wong) is a young teen who may be into the girl next door, Mannix (Simone Miller), an old friend coming back to live with her dad, Hudson (Jonathan Langdon). Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 Or Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV (Channel 4), who was dating the girl next door in Junction City, Kan., but wound up committing to prom with someone else because his future wife Corey was off at college ... Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr. 2023 In 1934, five-year-old Hannah Pick-Goslar, who had recently moved to Amsterdam after fleeing Nazi Germany with her family, became friends with the girl next door, Anne Frank. Time, 6 June 2023 Sally Reed looks like the girl next door, the perfect picture of what the American dream is to a guy like him. Selome Hailu, Variety, 17 Apr. 2023 To Houstonians, Quintanilla was like the girl next door. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 7 Oct. 2022 However, when Joe finds his latest obsession in the girl next door, things turn bloody for the newlyweds. Vanessa Etienne,, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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“The boy/girl next door.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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