One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Agree with or support someone.‘we're all with you on this one’
- ‘We knew that there were people against it but we thought most were with us.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘Either you were with us or you weren't.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Paul Flannery said he was especially happy at the support of Bank of Ireland who had been with him all the way.’
- ‘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.’
2informal Follow someone's meaning.‘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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