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back to back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishback to backback to backa) BACK OF somethingwith the backs towards each other 🔊 Stand back to back and we’ll see who’s tallest. b) SERIEShappening immediately one after the other 🔊 He performed up to three times a day, often back to back. back-to-back1 back
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back to backTwo rows of chairs were arranged back to back.Two sofas placed back to back in the centre of a space can often define the divisions of space very well.We did three performances back to back that day.His first interview recently was at 8 a. m. and his appointments were scheduled back to back until midnight.His life is an endless stream of interviews and news conferences, often back to back.Orlando and Vancouver, back to back.The other three will be placed back to back with them inside.The three nomes stood back to back.They were astride a single horse, tied back to back, being led along a skyline by the sheriff's posse.This idea works well using such designs as L-shapes, placed back to back to resemble book ends.
back-to-backˌback-to-ˈback1 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 happening one after another 🔊 They have had five back-to-back wins.
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back-to-backThe flues of back-to-back fireplaces can also add an interesting feature to the centre of some conversions.Notice the back-to-back houses, the tunnel entrances to the completely enclosed court, and the primitive sanitation.Type 5 - Automatic small-parts storage and retrieval systems - back-to-back racking and binning.Type 2 - Automatic or man-rider stacker-cranes contained in a conventional building structure - back-to-back racking.I've played back-to-back rugby for four years now and I feel as fresh as the day that I started.An example showing how s673 would catch a back-to-back transaction in practice is set out below.back-to-back victoriesI don't think it was just because he made it back-to-back wins, either.
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back-to-backback-to-back2 noun [countable] British English 🔊 🔊 DHTBBa house in a row or terrace built with its back touching the back of the next row of houses
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back-to-backBut Arnold Thomas smelled a bigger profit from the up-and-coming developers who were looking to build back-to-backs for the mill-workers.What was once a landscape of banks of back-to-backs has become an asymmetrical mess of flats and maisonettes.Behind the back-to-backs, a bruised industrial sky blackens, and fills with cooking smells, and rains.
From Longman Business Dictionaryback-to-backˌback-to-ˈback adjective [only before a noun]FINANCE back-to-back increases or decreases happen very quickly one after the otherThe Dow Jones finished up 5.96, the second advance this week and the first back-to-back gain since August.