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the boy (or girl) next door

Definition of the boy or girl next door in English:

A person perceived as familiar and dependable, typically in the context of a romantic relationship: [as modifier]: I tend to be thought of as the girl-next-door type
More example sentences
  • Peter holds a torch for the girl next door, flame-haired Mary - Jane but she's dating a loud-mouth jock and doesn't seem to notice her slightly goofy neighbour.
  • I though Mena should be something around 30 or 40 in age, judged from the article, but I was so surprised that she is so young, just like a girl next door.
  • Jayasudha, once the girl next door and today the amiable ‘Aunty,’ is a content woman, having realised her childhood dream of becoming a social worker.
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