keep (someone) onside

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keep (someone) onside

To maintain someone's support or approval. If we want to expand our initiative, then we definitely need to keep the CEO onside.
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get/keep somebody onˈside

get/keep somebody’s support: The government needs to keep the major national newspapers onside to help win votes in the election.
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The fans are the most important people at the club and he needs to keep them onside for his own good.
ISME chief Mark Fielding said: "While the Government is concerning itself with appeasing the public sector to keep them onside, the effort to tackle unemployment has run out of steam.
Sligo were wellbeaten in their Setanta Cup match at Northern neighbours Crusaders on Monday but I want to keep them onside here.
The party is unsure about the president, Michel Sleiman, the prime minister, Najib Mikati, the Parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, and, of course, Walid Jumblatt, but it needs to keep them onside for now, to avert isolation.
They started to insult me, but I just made a joke of it and tried to keep them onside.
David Cameron needs to throw enough red meat at restive Tory supporters and MPs to keep them onside, and fend off any potential threat from the party's darling - London Mayor Boris Johnson.
The SPL had been in London last week and again earlier this week negotiating with Sky, ESPN and other corporate partners trying desperately to keep them onside.
Many trends can be forgotten as the class of horse contesting this Grade 3 contest has dropped over the past couple of years, so, apart from those we have already eliminated we need to go through the rest of the field horse by horse to find a reason to either keep them onside or get rid.
And in order to get and keep them onside, he believes Sunderland must avoid a slow start and the possibility of being dominated by the Potters.
Each of these clubs finished top of their group and layers want to keep them onside - Getafe are tenth in the betting, while Atletico and Villarreal are second and fifth favourites respectively.
It was made to combat a 1970s culture of giving bobbies freebies to keep them onside.
They have to be serious contenders and we will be looking to keep them onside," said Totesport spokesman Paul Petrie.