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English definition of “this side of sth”

this side of sth

before reaching a particular age, date, place, etc.: I can't believe she's this side of 50. We don't expect to see Gideon this side of Christmas. This is the best pizza I've eaten this side of (= anywhere other than) Rome. Parenting is the most rewarding thing I will do this side of the grave (= in life).
(Definition of this side of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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