asphalt jungle

asphalt jungle
any large, crowded city or urban area regarded as a dangerous place where people are engaged in a struggle for survival.
[appar. coined by George Ade in a fable published in 1917; popularized by a novel of the same title (1949) by W.R. Burnett (born 1899), U.S. novelist and screenwriter]

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  • asphalt jungle — ☆ asphalt jungle n. the crowded city, esp. regarded as a place of predatory behavior in a struggle for survival …   English World dictionary

  • Asphalt Jungle — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Asphalt Jungle est le titre original de Quand la ville dort, un film de John Huston sorti en 1950. Asphalt Jungle est un groupe de punk rock français… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • asphalt jungle — n. the paved landscape of the city; the city viewed as a savage place. □ I don’t look forward to spending the rest of my days in an asphalt jungle. D I want to go back to Kansas. I hate the asphalt jungle …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • asphalt jungle — noun A city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe. The sound track tingles with cool jazz, the dry atonal music of the asphalt jungle …   Wiktionary

  • asphalt jungle — noun : a big city or a specified part of a big city the asphalt jungle around Times Square E.R.Bentley …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asphalt Jungle (groupe) — Asphalt Jungle est un groupe de punk rock français formé en 1977. Son nom est le titre original du film Quand la ville dort réalisé par John Huston. Sommaire 1 Le groupe 1.1 Dissolution et Suite 2 Liens externes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • asphalt jungle — noun Date: 1920 a big city or a specified part of a big city …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • asphalt jungle — as′phalt jun′gle n. cvb soc a crowded urban area regarded as a dangerous place where people struggle constantly for survival • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • The Asphalt Jungle — Infobox Film name = The Asphalt Jungle image size = 250 caption = Theatrical poster director = John Huston producer = Arthur Hornblow Jr. writer = W. R. Burnett Ben Maddow John Huston starring = Sterling Hayden Louis Calhern Jean Hagen James… …   Wikipedia

  • The Asphalt Jungle — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Asphalt Dschungel Originaltitel: The Asphalt Jungle Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1950 Länge: 112 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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