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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"But when he meets a friendly local barmaid and a lovable stray dog that won't leave his side, he begins to wonder if prison really is his only chance of a fulfilling life."
As he lies in a coma, his heartbroken mum admits her son's life is in the balance - but insists she won't leave his side.
He has to run, but Lydia (Holland Roden) won't leave his side.
(For me, if you love a person, you won't leave his side despite the wrong he has doneespecially in public.
"She won't leave his side and knows that is the most important place she needs to be right now."
COLIN CAMERON is hoping a vomiting bug won't leave his side pig sick against Alloa this afternoon.
"Justin loves her, but she's making him crazy because she won't leave his side. They rarely spend a night apart," the friend said.
Dear Miriam, I'm married to a man whose 10-year-old daughter is very jealous of me and won't leave his side when she visits us.
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