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1In the next house or room to:‘the newsagent next door to Mr Afzal's store’
- ‘A developer has bought the house next door to his three-bedroom Manchester semi to demolish it to build an access road.’
- ‘But it was clear he was in the room next door to where the talks were going on.’
- ‘Two women and two men in the painting room, next door to where the cleaning process takes place, were contaminated.’
- ‘There was no electricity or running water and the toilet was outside next door to a shed which housed pigs.’
- ‘Lorraine was this week moved into temporary housing back in Braithwaite - next door to her own house.’
- ‘An Asian mother and daughter look out of their window in Stratford Street, Leeds, next door to a house raided yesterday.’
- ‘I heard that the house next door to where I lived on Main Street is gutted.’
- ‘But we have a house next door to our house that we basically bought for privacy and my dad actually lives there.’
- ‘There was no power so a guy in the room next door to me also came out.’
- ‘The asbestos was discovered in an empty house next door to them.’
- 1.1informal Almost; near to:‘she thought George was next door to a saint’
beside, next door to, alongside, at the side of, by the side of, abreast of, by, adjacent to, cheek by jowl with, side by side withView synonyms
- ‘She has to wait months for such an opportunity, meantime repeating, night after I night, a character which she feels to be next door to a failure-and there is no more disheartening drudgery in the world.’
- ‘On the way to the theatre Mr. Klein reminded his companion that "Carmen" had been next door to a failure at the Opéra Comique three years before.’
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