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on the side

 
1. Lit. extra, such as with a job or an additional order of food. I would like an order of eggs with toast on the side, please. She is a bank teller and works as a waitress on the side.
2. Fig. in addition to one's spouse. He is married, but also has a woman on the side. She has boyfriends on the side, but her husband knows about them.
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on the side

1. in addition to your regular job or activities He drives a bus, but he's a tour guide on the side.
2. served separately but intended to be eaten together I'll have a green salad with dressing on the side.
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on the side

in addition to your usual job He makes a little money on the side by fixing people's cars.
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on the side

1. In addition to the main portion of something; also, in addition to one's regular job. For example, He ordered some French fries on the side, or She often prepared tax returns on the side. [Second half of 1800s]
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on the side

1. mod. extra, such as with a job or a side order of food. I would like an order of eggs with toast on the side, please.
2. mod. extramarital; in addition to one’s spouse. He is married, but also has a woman on the side.
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on the side

1. In addition to the main portion: coleslaw on the side.
2. In addition to the main occupation or activity: did some consulting work on the side.
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