If one thing is next to another thing, it is at the other side of it.
If a room or building is next door, it is the next one to the right or left .
A step is one of a series of actions that you take in order to achieve something.
A year is a period of twelve months or 365 or 366 days, beginning on the first of January and ending on the thirty-first of December .
You use after next in expressions such as the week after next to refer to a period of time after the next one. For example, when it is May, the month after next is July .
You can use next door's to indicate that something belongs to the person or people who live in the house to the right or left of your own.
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A phase is a particular stage in a process or in the gradual development of something.
You can use season to refer to a fixed period during each year when a particular sport is played.
A stage of an activity, process, or period is one part of it.
as the next:
If you say that you do something or experience something as much as the next person, you mean that you are no different from anyone else in the respect mentioned .
get next to:
to ingratiate oneself with; become friendly or intimate with
next door to:
If a room or building is next door to another one, it is the next one to the left or right .
next of kin:
Next of kin is sometimes used to refer to the person who is your closest relative, especially in official or legal documents .
the next day:
A day is one of the seven twenty-four hour periods of time in a week .
next door (to):
in, at, or to the next house, building, etc. ( adjacent to)
next to no time:
a very short time
the next but one:
the one after the next
the next minute:
You use the expression the next minute or expressions such as ' one minute he was there, the next he was gone ' to emphasize that something happens suddenly .
the next moment:
You use the expression the next moment, or expressions such as ' one moment she was there, the next she was gone ', to emphasize that something happens suddenly, especially when it is very different from what was happening before.
next door neighbour:
a person who lives in the house, flat, etc, next to one's home
in (next to) no time:
If something happens in no time or in next to no time, it happens almost immediately or very quickly.
the next thing sb knows:
You can say the next thing I knew to suggest that a new situation which you are describing was surprising because it happened very suddenly.
the boy next door/the girl next door:
If you refer to someone as the boy next door or the girl next door, you mean that they are pleasant and respectable but rather dull .
cleanliness is next to godliness:
If someone says that cleanliness is next to godliness, they are referring to the idea that people have a moral duty to keep themselves and their homes clean .
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knock a person into the middle of next week:
to hit a person with a very heavy blow