history is on someone's side

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of history is on someone's side

used to say that it is a good thing for someone that the fact that something happened in the past means it will likely happen again
  • They believe that they will succeed because history is on their side.

Word by Word Definitions

history play
  1. : tale, story

  2. : a chronological record of significant events (such as those affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

  3. : a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena (as of geography, animals, or plants)

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

side play
  1. : the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body

  2. : one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane

  3. : a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body

  1. : situated on the side

  2. : of or relating to the side

  3. : directed toward or from the side

  1. : to agree with : support

  2. : to be side by side with

  3. : to set or put aside : clear away

  1. : swaggering or arrogant manner : pretentiousness


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