alongside of

Idioms & Phrases

alongside of

  1. Beside, next to, as in Tom's canoe lay alongside of mine. [Late 1700s]

  2. Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [Late 1700s]

  3. Compared to, as in My car doesn't look like much alongside of Dad's. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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