just this side of something


just this side of something
(just) this side of (something) almost but not quite the quality mentioned.

He was just this side of being bubbly when I spoke to him.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • this side of something — (just) this side of (something) almost but not quite the quality mentioned. He was just this side of being bubbly when I spoke to him …   New idioms dictionary

  • just this side of — (just) this side of (something) almost but not quite the quality mentioned. He was just this side of being bubbly when I spoke to him …   New idioms dictionary

  • this side of — (just) this side of (something) almost but not quite the quality mentioned. He was just this side of being bubbly when I spoke to him …   New idioms dictionary

  • this side of — 1. Between here and (somewhere specified) 2. Short of • • • Main Entry: ↑side * * * 1) before (a particular time, date, or event) this side of midnight ■ yet to reach (a particular age) I m this side of forty five 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • side — side1 [ saıd ] noun *** ▸ 1 area of larger area, etc. ▸ 2 surface/edge/left/right ▸ 3 aspect of situation etc. ▸ 4 position in argument ▸ 5 part of family ▸ 6 additional food ▸ 7 one of opposing groups ▸ 8 television channel ▸ 9 proud attitude ▸… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • side — I UK [saɪd] / US noun Word forms side : singular side plural sides *** 1) a) [countable] a particular area of something such as a building, street, or town side of: The railway ran along the north side of the valley. The bride s guests should sit …   English dictionary

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) — Something Wicked This Way Comes   …   Wikipedia

  • this - that — This and that are used as determiners or pronouns. The plural form of this is these. The plural form of that is those. See entries at ↑ this these and ↑ that those. This entry deals with the similarities and differences between the ways in which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • side — 1 /saId/ noun (C) PLACE/AREA/POSITION 1 PART OF AN AREA one of the two areas that are on either the left or the right of an imaginary line, or on either the left or the right of a border, wall, river etc: Drive on the left hand side of the road.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • this — this1 W1S1 [ðıs] determiner, pron plural these [ði:z] [: Old English; Origin: thes, this] 1.) used to refer to a person, thing, idea etc that has just been mentioned or to something that has just happened ▪ We must make sure this doesn t happen… …   Dictionary of contemporary English