come down on the side of (someone or something)

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come down on the side of (someone or something)

To establish one's opinion or view as being in support of a particular side of an issue. I think the jury is going to come down on the side of the plaintiff. This issue is unjust, and as your mayor, I promise to come down on the side of equality.
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come down/out on the side of somebody/something

decide, especially after considering something carefully, to choose or support somebody/something: After much discussion, they finally came down on the side of nuclear energy.In the argument that followed, my father came down firmly on my side.
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