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

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"this side of sth" in British English

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this side of sth

mainly UK

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)