Definition of “back-to-back” - English Dictionary

“back-to-back” in American English

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back-to-backadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈbæk·təˈbæk/

back-to-back adjective [ not gradable ] (BACKS TOUCHING)

with backs touching or toward each other:

We stood back-to-back to see who was taller.

back-to-backadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

back-to-back adjective, adverb [ not gradable ] (ONE AFTER ANOTHER)

one following after another:

The soccer team won 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 /ˌbæktəˈbæk/ us

happening one after the other, with nothing between:

Optimists also point out that stocks posted hefty gains after back-to-back losses.
Homeowners were hit by the first back-to-back rise in interest rates in more than four years.
The firm had back-to-back quarters of strong earnings.

(Definition of “back-to-back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)