back-to-back
back-to-back [bak′tə bak′]
adj.
from use in stud poker to describe a pair dealt consecutively, one face down and the next face up
1. Informal one right after another; consecutive
2. facing in opposite directions, with the backs touching

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back-to-back (băkʹtə-băk') adj.
Consecutive; successive:

back-to-back performances; back-to-back home runs.

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n (BrE)
a house that is part of a row and has its back against the back of a house in another row facing in the opposite direction. Back-to-back houses were built for workers in industrial towns in the nineteenth century.

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Universalium. 2010.

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