on every hand

on every hand

On all sides. Deep in enemy territory, we were constantly surrounded by dangers on every hand. Coming from the countryside, I find New York City quite claustrophobic, with huge masses of people on every hand.
See also: every, hand, on
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on either/every ˈhand

(literary) on both/all sides; in every direction: We were surrounded on every hand by dancing couples.
See also: either, every, hand, on
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