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Definition of "back-alley" [back-alley]

  • Occurring away from publicity, or in mean surroundings; back-street (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "back-alley" in a sentence
  • "Wade decided in 1973, antiabortion advocates pushed for a repeal of the decision and a total ban on abortion, while supporters of abortion rights stressed the dangers of the back-alley abortions that were in living memory."
  • "So, when he tried to take down our president with his back-alley remarks, he obviously knew just what he was doing."
  • "If these issues weren't addressed in this "back-alley" way, we would have only one option for addressing them."