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next door • adv. in or to the next house or room: the caretaker lives next door. • adj. (next-door) living or situated next door: next-door neighbors. • n. the building, room, or people next door: a bleary-eyed man emerged from next door. PHRASES: the boy (or girl) next door a person or type of person perceived as familiar, approachable, and dependable, typically in the context of a romantic partnership. next door to in the next house or room to: the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House. ∎  nearly; almost; near to: it is next door to impossible.

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