I am aware the meaning of "across from".

For instance, in the image below, across from the library are the post office and the grocery, the gas station is across from the park.

I am wondering if there is a preposition phrase could be used to describe the gas station in reference to the library in the image above.

Could someone please give a hint?

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Diagonally across from, or "catty-corner" from. (The second term has several alternate spellings.)

American Heritage dictionary

  • 'Catty-corner' or 'kitty-corner' are distinctly American terms that a British English zone speaker would probably not immediately understand. They would, however understand 'diagonally opposite to' or 'diagonally across from' somewhere. Commented Mar 15, 2020 at 11:28

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