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    Back to back

    If I wear the tee-shirt inside-out, means the tag will be on the outside instead of the inside.

    Then, what is back to back?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Back to back

    I think back-to-back means something happened from the beginnig to the end without interruption.

    Example: Back-to-back wins or victories are victories that are gained one after another without any defeats between them.
    Source: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...h/back-to-back

    P.S. I learnt it from Drake's Hip Hop song, Back-to-back

    And I am not a teacher.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Oct-2017 at 10:08. Reason: Enlarged and standardised font size

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    Re: Back to back

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Please post questions only once, Ju: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...0-Back-to-back
    Sorry, it's my mistake.

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    Re: Back to back

    It used to be a type of construction, where two houses shared the same back wall to cut costs, but nowadays it means in succession, one after the other.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-to-back_house

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    Re: Back to back

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It used to be a type of construction, where two houses shared the same back wall to cut costs, but nowadays it means in succession, one after the other.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-to-back_house
    Can I say:

    "The throne goes back to back."

    Or can you suggest some examples?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Back to back

    'They have had five back-to-back wins.'—quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionar...ack-to-back__2
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    Re: Back to back

    If we're still talking about a T-shirt, and you mean you've got it on the wrong way round, it's back to front.

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    Re: Back to back

    The t-shirt is "inside-out" in American English.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Back to back

    In August, two typhoons attacked my city back-to-back.
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