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side against (one)

To take the opposing side of one in an argument, dispute, or conflict. I'm afraid the board of directors has sided against you in this case—we'll be expecting your resignation directly. You always side against me when your mother starts to criticize me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

side against someone

to be against someone; to take sides against someone. I thought you were my friend! I never thought you would side against me! The two brothers were always siding against their sister.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

side against

Refuse to support, oppose in a dispute, as in The older club members sided against the new program director and her strenuous exercise programs . [First half of 1700s] For the antonym, see side with.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

side against

v.
To align oneself against someone or something in a disagreement: Our opponents will side against the proposal if we don't revise it.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"He really showed his clinical side against us. They were great goals from a Scottish point of view but it was three chances, three goals from our slack play.
He has always said he valued how Wales had taken to him and perhaps he could never see himself coaching another international side against us.
"We played Brazil a few weeks ago (lost 1-0 at home) and Spain were probably the better side against us (drew 1-1 at home).
"Manchester United are one of the best teams in the world and it wasn't as if they fielded a weakened side against us.
"Crystal Palace were a really physical side against us. In the first two minutes they give you 500 reasons to be angry.
"Although (Swansea manager) Garry Monk made nine changes to his side against us, what we saw was nine players coming into the side who were fresh and had a bit to prove.
"Wakefield are putting out a strong side against us, so it's going to be a big test for everyone.
"However, although Llanelli's recent results haven't been that impressive they have been missing key players and the run of postponements caused by the weather has helped them in that respect as it means they will be able to field a stronger side against us than they have been doing in recent weeks.
"They want to get back on track and there can be no better way than to play a game with Rodman in their side against us, one of the top teams in the BBL.
Liverpool have some great players, but if they field a weakened side against us, then that's another bonus.
And it said bet any side against us! They have us down 2 a Tee.
He's not picked my brains yet, but he's coming to England when we play Man U in January and Sir Alex plays his best side against us, so he can see them at their best."
'As for the World Cup place, well the biggest losers are Australia, but they only have themselves to blame for playing a weakened side against us, despite the players that they can pick from.
Leeds looked a great side against us and they worked hard for each other.
Lennon said: "There was fatigue in that December game but you have to give Aberdeen credit as that was the best performance by any side against us this season.