Definition of this side of in English:

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this side of

1Before (a particular time, date, or event): this side of midnight
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  • If everyone reading this downloads just three tracks each, we can prevent her from releasing anything this side of 2015.
  • She reckons she has another three novels in her, so anyone who expects another this side of 2010 should probably lay off the codeine.
  • Half of the next album is written and parts of it are already in demo form, so expect new material sometime this side of 2005.
1.1Yet to reach (a particular age): I’m this side of forty-five
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  • The journey of our life is hopefully towards perfection, and we don't reach it this side of death of course, but the quest is there.
  • An obscure Sri Lankan had shoved aside three of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, the wonder carried in the voice of an Indian just this side of 70.
  • I am not the first person this side of thirty to work here, nor do I expect to be the last.
2 informal Used in superlative expressions to denote that something is comparable with a paragon or model of its kind: the finest coffee this side of Brazil
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  • This place has the best coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastries this side of the Rocky Mountains.
  • It serves the other best coffee I have ever had this side of the Mediterranean.
  • I remember one time I stole a kiss in the back orchard - they've got the largest plot of land this side of anywhere.
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