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sunny side

noun
1.
the part upon which sunlight falls:
the sunny side of the house.
2.
a pleasant or hopeful aspect or part:
the sunny side of life.
3.
some age less than one specified:
You're still on the sunny side of thirty.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Solar cells only work on the sunny side of the moon, you know.
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British Dictionary definitions for sunny side

sunny side

noun
1.
the cheerful aspect or point of view: look on the sunny side of things
2.
(informal) on the sunny side of, younger than (a specified age)
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Idioms and Phrases with sunny side

sunny side

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The pleasant or cheerful aspect of something, as in Beth always sees the sunny side of events like graduations. This idiom alludes to the area on which sunlight falls. [ First half of 1800s ]
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on the sunny side of. At an age less than, younger than, as in He's still on the sunny side of forty. [ Second half of 1800s ]
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sunny-side up. Fried so that the yolk remains intact and uppermost, as in I ordered my eggs sunny-side up and you brought me scrambled eggs. This expression transfers the appearance of the sun to that of an egg yolk. [ c. 1900 ]
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