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Meaning of “this side of sth” in the English Dictionary

"this side of sth" in British English

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this side of sth

mainly UK before ​reaching a ​particularage, ​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 ​bestpizza 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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