Asphalt jungle

any large, crowded city or urban area regarded as a dangerous place where people are engaged in a struggle for survival.
Contemporary Examples

asphalt jungle is sometimes considered the first heist movie, but for me it all starts with Rififi.
Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction Matthew Quirk June 5, 2014


See concrete jungle

noun phrase

A city’s paved landscape; a big city

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