One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Something is operating to one's advantage.‘now that he had time on his side, Tom relaxed a little’
- ‘If you choose not to work over that limit, the law is on your side and makes clear that you must not be discriminated against in any way.’
- ‘They're 100 percent convinced that justice is on their side.’
- ‘Readers need to know that the ombudsman is on their side.’
- ‘We are very confident that the momentum is on our side.’
- ‘All they know is that God is on their side, naturally.’
- ‘He argues that the administering of swift punishment for an offence not only makes the criminal think twice, but reassures law-abiding members of society that the justice system is on their side.’
- ‘Every issue, from genetic engineering to urban planning, sparks divisive debates about morality, with all sides claiming that right is on their side.’
- ‘She thinks the law is on her side and she has power.’
- ‘And on that, I'm not sure I would say categorically that time is on our side.’
- ‘The self-styled forces of ‘progress’ believe that justice is on their side.’
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