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Meaning of “back-to-back” in the English Dictionary

"back-to-back" in American English

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back-to-backadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈbæk·təˈbæk/
with ​backstouching or toward each other: We ​stood back-to-back to ​see who was ​taller.

back-to-backadjective, adverb [not gradable]

one ​following after another: The ​soccerteamwon back-to-back ​victories last ​weekend.
(Definition of back-to-back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"back-to-back" in Business English

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back-to-backadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌbæktəˈbæk/
happening one after the other, with nothing between: Optimists also ​point out that ​stockspostedheftygains after back-to-back ​losses. Homeowners were ​hit by the first back-to-back ​rise in ​interestrates in more than four ​years. The ​firm had back-to-back ​quarters of ​strongearnings.
(Definition of back-to-back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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