asphalt jungle

[ as-fawlt juhng-guhl ]
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Origin of asphalt jungle

Apparently coined by George Ade in a fable published in 1917; popularized by a novel of the same title (1949) by W.R. Burnett (1899–1982), U.S. novelist and screenwriter

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