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sunny side

the part upon which sunlight falls:
the sunny side of the house.
a pleasant or hopeful aspect or part:
the sunny side of life.
some age less than one specified:
You're still on the sunny side of thirty.
Origin of sunny side
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The poor Mexicans were huddled on the sunny-side of their dugouts and dobys, wrapped in their blankets.

    The Adventures of Two Alabama Boys H. J. Crumpton and Washington Bryan Crumpton
  • About sundown Poe met his two companions, at sunny-side, but was no wiser than when he had left them.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
British Dictionary definitions for sunny-side

sunny side

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

sunny side

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 ]
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 ]
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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