Close at hand; nearby.
- 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).
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