lie alongside

lie alongside (someone or something)

To rest or recline horizontally next to someone or something. There wasn't anywhere else for me to sleep, so I had to lie alongside my friend in the spare bed. I just lay alongside my poor old dog stroking his face as the vet put him to sleep.
See also: alongside, lie
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lie alongside (of someone or an animal)

to lie next to someone or an animal. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Jimmy came in to lie alongside of his father in bed. The puppy lay alongside its mother.
See also: alongside, lie
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"When did your friend the Admiral tell you this family history?" asked Father Brown, as the girl in the canoe paddled off, without showing the least intention of extending her interest from the tower to the yacht, which Fanshaw had already caused to lie alongside the island.
Keeley Makin and partner Nicky Marsh would routinely allow onemonth-old Archie to sleep in his Moses basket in their bedroom but following a 1.30am night-feed they let the infant lie alongside them and one of their other children.
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Scotland suffered a 24-6 reverse to lie alongside Italy at the foot of the tournament standings.
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Some of those breads lie alongside the dishes we sample and are an ideal foil for the full-on flavours.
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A bogey at the second dropped Singh back to two under and he had to wait a further five holes to lie alongside his arch rival.