the sunny side of (an age)

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the sunny side of (an age)

Just a little bit younger than a landmark age, such as 20, 30, 40, etc. The thriller centers on a young journalist on the sunny side of 30 discovering the treacherous world of politics in Washington, D.C. What would you know about a business like this? You're still on the sunny side of 20!
See also: of, side, sunny
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On my side, I returned to my beehive chair, and set myself down on the sunny side of the court, and fell
An easy, hearty, handsome, good-humored gentleman, who walked on the sunny side of the way of life, and who asked nothing better than to meet all his fellow-passengers in this world on the sunny side, too.
Things looked so gloomy in the breakfast-room, albeit on the sunny side of Sackville Street, that any of the family tradespeople glancing through the blinds might have taken the hint to send in his account and press for it.
And, take it in the autumn, what can be pleasanter than to spend a whole day on the sunny side of a barn or a wood-pile, chatting with somebody as old as one's self; or, perhaps, idling away the time with a natural-born simpleton, who knows how to be idle, because even our busy Yankees never have found out how to put him to any use?
I had an old axe which nobody claimed, with which by spells in winter days, on the sunny side of the house, I played about the stumps which I had got out of my bean-field.
"That I cannot see the sunny side of the picture of life, like this artless but ardent enthusiast," she added, laying her hand lightly, but affectionately, on the arm of her sister, "is the penalty of experience, and, perhaps, the misfortune of my nature.
Sometimes on holidays I used to stroll along the sunny side of the Nevsky about four o'clock in the afternoon.
"We 'll show you the sunny side of poverty and work, and that is a useful lesson for any one, Miss Mills says," answered Polly, hoping that Fan would learn how much the poor can teach the rich, and what helpful friends girls may be to one another.
Here is my card--I live on the sunny side of the street, and am always at home in rainy weather!" And so away went the shadow.
One day he rode into town on a favorite mule, and, hitching the beast on the sunny side of a street, in front of a saloon, he went inside in his character of teetotaler, to apprise the barkeeper that wine is a mocker.
Lost In The Fog may never see the sunny side of even money, but victory may be difficult on this biggest of occasions, even though there is not a single logical horse to recommend to beat him.
This doesn't mean that I haven't tried to push our zone a little closer to zone seven on the sunny side of a garden; it does mean that I don't like to use plants that must be pampered and sprayed to survive.
by Ground Zero War Foundation (1982) The Sunny Side of Bereavement, by Rev.
IT'S the sunny side of the Street for SAMIA GHADIE as she and Corrie co-star TREVOR DWYER-LYNCH lark about in trendy shades.
On the sunny side of the Street, Nick is set to jet over for Gail's wedding.