on both sides

idiom

used to refer to the people who support a position together with the people who support the opposing position
People on both sides of the dispute agree that changes are necessary.

Examples of on both sides in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South of the California-Mexico border, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck on Easter Sunday in 2010, killing two people in Mexicali and damaging buildings on both sides of the border. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 With breakout performances from White and Dosunmu, the Bulls are inspiring more confidence in their ability to build young players into top contributors on both sides of the ball. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2024 The Public Works Administration constructed the concrete retaining wall on both sides of all the existing staircases, says Huelsman. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 19 May 2024 The blaze forced the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to close Bartlett Dam Road, which connects Cave Creek Road to Bartlett Lake, as the wildfire was burning on both sides of the road, according to the Tonto National Forest. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2024 Virgo could also find this Fire sign’s innate spontaneity reckless and undisciplined, leading to frustration on both sides. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 18 May 2024 Over the course of two films, Emma Stone and writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos have established a thrilling creative partnership that has produced some of their best work on both sides. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 18 May 2024 There are good people on both sides of this question. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 14 May 2024 Seeing how the sausage gets made on both sides, these are two industries that are fascinated by each other but don’t necessarily understand each other. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024

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“On both sides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20both%20sides. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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