One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Agree with or support someone.‘we're all with you on this one’
- ‘Paul Flannery said he was especially happy at the support of Bank of Ireland who had been with him all the way.’
- ‘Either you were with us or you weren't.’
- ‘It was during times like these that he missed having Julie by his side; she would support him in this career change and she would've been with him in success and in failure.’
- ‘In a state like Iowa, the winner is probably only going to have 30, 35 percent of the vote, which means about two-thirds of Tom Harkin supporters are going to be with somebody else.’
- ‘We knew that there were people against it but we thought most were with us.’
- ‘The president stated emphatically that though he had asked Powell to be with him and support him in a war, ‘I didn't need his permission.’’
- ‘For those of you who've been with me from the beginning, thanks for the support and so long.’
- ‘At the close of the season it is timely to thank our sponsors and supporters, many of whom have been with us since Norpa's inception in 1993.’
2informal often with negative Understand what someone is saying.‘I'm not with you’
- ‘While we may think the prospect is with us, or understands what we are explaining, it is often difficult for the listener to grasp the logic of our ‘argument’.’
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