next to
I. preposition Date: 14th century 1. immediately following or adjacent to 2. in comparison to <
next to you I'm wealthy
>
II. adverb Date: 1667 very nearly ; almost <
it was next to impossible to see in the fog
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • next to nothing — {n. phr.} Very little; almost nothing. * /They gave me next to nothing for my old car when I traded it in for a new one./ * /When he first started to work, Mr. Black earned next to nothing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • next to nothing — {n. phr.} Very little; almost nothing. * /They gave me next to nothing for my old car when I traded it in for a new one./ * /When he first started to work, Mr. Black earned next to nothing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • next-to-last — ext to last adj. next preceding the last; as, the figures in the next to last column. [Narrower terms: {junior(prenominal), third year}] Syn: penultimate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • next to(1) — {adv.} Almost; nearly. * /It was next to impossible to believe that in a month the grass would be green and flowers would be blooming./ * /It was next to unthinkable that the boy would steal./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • next to(2) — {prep.} Just after; second to. * /Next to his family, baseball was his greatest love./ * /Next to pizza, Bob liked hamburger best./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • next to(1) — {adv.} Almost; nearly. * /It was next to impossible to believe that in a month the grass would be green and flowers would be blooming./ * /It was next to unthinkable that the boy would steal./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • next to(2) — {prep.} Just after; second to. * /Next to his family, baseball was his greatest love./ * /Next to pizza, Bob liked hamburger best./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • I Can't Get Next to You — Infobox Single Name = I Can t Get Next to You Artist = The Temptations Album = Puzzle People Released = July 30, 1969 Format = 7 single Recorded = Hitsville USA (Studio A); June 23, June 24, June 27, June 30, July 2, and July 3, 1969 Genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Al Green Gets Next to You — Infobox Album | Name = Al Green Gets Next to You Type = Album Artist = Al Green Released = August 14, 1971 Recorded = 1970 1971 Genre = Soul Length = ? Label = Capitol Producer = Willie Mitchell Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4.5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • get next to — See: BE CLOSE TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

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