However, now is the chance to sidle up to the newly engaged royal—or at least a faux version of him.
Best Seat in the House: sidle up to the glossy bar in the Lobby; reserve a table near the fireplace in the Punch Room.
He resisted the lures of the buckle bunnies who linger late in a rodeo arena, looking to sidle up against the winners.
I sidle up to sisters Lane and Samantha Mowbray, who work in a barbershop, to ask what they are hoping to see.
Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening, Talk honestly, for no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer.
I was annoyed therefore to see the other end of Elizabeth travel round the doorway and sidle into the room.
"You'll admit it is a tradition," said Saulisbury, glad of a chance to sidle away.
The track lay smooth before them, and the horses began to sidle and dance directly their hoofs touched it.
In the midst of her satisfaction she continued to sidle, and at last the cause was disclosed.
He did not so much "go over to Rome" as sidle away from the Church of England.
"to move or go sideways," 1690s, back-formation from obsolete Middle English sidlyng (adv.) "obliquely, sideways; aslant; laterally" (early 14c., perhaps in Old English), from side (n.) + adverbial suffix -ling; altered on analogy of verbs ending in -le. Related: Sidled; sidling. Old English had sidlingweg (n.) "sidelong-way, oblique road."