flank on

flank (up)on (someone or something)

To be positioned next to someone or something. Two guards flanked on each side of the entrance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flank (up)on someone or something

to be at the side of someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The Victorian mansion flanked on the tall, modern apartment building. It flanked on a broad expanse of fir trees.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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