at (one's) elbow

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at (one's) elbow

Close by; readily available. Please stay at your mother's elbow, in case she needs your help. I'm not very creative in the kitchen, so I always have a cookbook at my elbow when I prepare a new dish.
See also: elbow

at your ˈelbow

very near; within arm’s reach: I always like to have a dictionary at my elbow to check spellings.
See also: elbow

at (one's) elbow

Close at hand; nearby.
See also: elbow
References in classic literature ?
I saw it out of the corner of my eye as I moved on, with him at my elbow.
Upon my word," he cried at my elbow, "what is it to me whether women are fools or lunatics?
He did not come out, yet, as before, he chuckled at my elbow and was chased by me a third time into the cave.
Always he went into the cave, never did he come out of it, yet always did he arrive there at my elbow and mock me.
Haulbowline Head and Mizzen-mast Hill were at my elbow, the hill bare and dark, the head bound with cliffs forty or fifty feet high and fringed with great masses of fallen rock.