Definition of “on/from the sidelines” - English Dictionary

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“on/from the sidelines” in British English

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on/from the sidelines

If you are on the sidelines or do something from the sidelines, you are not actively involved in something:

Women have been on the political sidelines for too long - we must now work towards getting into power.
She could only watch from the sidelines as her brother's health deteriorated.

(Definition of “on/from the sidelines” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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