not leave (one's) side

(redirected from not leave his side)

not leave (one's) side

1. To remain in one's company indefinitely or for an extended period of time, especially to provide them with care. His parents didn't leave his side for the whole time he was in the hospital. Whenever our kids get sick, they never let us leave their side.
2. To remain married to and supportive of one, especially during and/or after some trouble or hardship. He did not leave my side, even though I'd squandered our life savings on a get-rich-quick scheme. The senator's wife today reiterated that she wouldn't leave her husband's side amid the scandal.
See also: leave, not, side

not leave somebody’s ˈside

stay with somebody, especially in order to take care of them: While he was in hospital she didn’t leave his side for more than a couple of hours at a time.
See also: leave, not, side
References in periodicals archive ?
Binay was also quoted saying that Pacquiao assured him that he would not leave his side.
Emphasizing that they have been keeping watch for almost eight months in order to prevent the construction company from doing any damage, Delal thanked all his friends who did not leave his side during the protest.
The report said that the star was happily posing for photos with fellow clubbers and Kim did not leave his side all night, although she was not drinking.
Cian's parents, Sharon and Huw, did not leave his side while he was at the hospital.
His best friend, a donkey called Misty, would not leave his side.
He said when Jobe first came home, the lad would not leave his side - and all he would say was 'monsters'.
Soon the dog will not leave his side and it seems that their destinies will always be linked.
Grandmother and mother-of-three Barbara, of Cheylesmore, said: "When he was taken into hospital I did not leave his side for three weeks.
And she did not leave his side as they spent the night hugging and kissing.
A WALKER stuck on a mountain overnight after falling down a gully has told how his faithful dog did not leave his side.
A number of fellow directors did not leave his side until almost 4am on Saturday.
An insider said: "Sheryl is 100 per cent Paul's rock - she has promised she will not leave his side now and is going to be there for him every step of the way.
Full browser ?