Definition of at one's elbow in English:

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at one's elbow

Close at hand; nearby.
Example sentences
  • And Tom started toward an edge of the group, and she followed close at his elbow, in his sandy footprints.
  • With spirits whirling through his Christmas, Dickens still has one hand nudging at your elbow and another just resisting a clutch at a pretty girl's skirt.
  • You want to find an easy chair with by a fire and have a brandy at your elbow and your feet up (along with a large circle of friends and family all gathered round in eager expectation).
See parent entry: elbow
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