not leave (one's) side

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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.
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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.
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Her two young children, still traumatized by their near-death experience, won't leave her side. The entire block in their neighborhood was wiped out, she said.
A close friend said: "Linds is on the brink because Sam won't leave her side. Whenever she does, Lindsay's on the phone telling her mates that she's decided she's not a lesbian.
Kat hand-reared the gosling on crumbs and now 17-month-old Duffy won't leave her side.
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