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Cheek by jowl

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Meaning:Very close together or side by side

Etymology:Based on the idea that the cheek and jowl[loose flesh by the lower jaw]are very close together.

Sample Usage

The houses are built cheek by jowl in the metropolitan slums.

People had to walk cheek by jowl on the narrow bridge.

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