asphalt jungle love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The modern city, especially when characterized as congested and crime-ridden.

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  • noun idiomatic A city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe.

Etymologies

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From W. R. Burnett's novel The Asphalt Jungle (1949).

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