cheek by jowl

cheek by jowl

close together

side by side

Jowl here is used in the sense cheek. The phrase was originally cheek by cheek.

Related Idioms :

turn the other cheek

Refrain from retaliating when you have been attacked or insulted.

This expression comes from Matthew 5 : 39 : But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

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