on the inside

idiom

1
: on the inner side, edge, or surface of something
The number 22 car tried to pass the leader on the inside (of the track).
2
baseball : on the side of home plate nearest the batter
The next pitch was a fastball on the inside.
3
used to describe how someone is feeling
She may have seemed happy, but really she was sad on the inside.
4
: in a position within an organization or group : working for an organization
The bank robbers must have had help from someone on the inside.
5
: in prison
He wondered what life was like on the inside.

Examples of on the inside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pineapple resembles a ruby on the outside and tastes super sweet on the inside, according to the sellers. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 Joey Logano from the outside; Denny Hamlin on the inside. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 20 May 2024 How much of these are made up of custom hardware on the inside? Wes Davis, The Verge, 18 May 2024 Place about 2 slices of ham (2 oz) and 1/4 cup of gruyere (1 oz) and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese (1 oz) on the inside of the croissant. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 May 2024 The paneling on the inside of the passenger door had been completely removed. Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 An officer observed two small cuts on the woman’s forehead, a small abrasion on the inside of her lower lip, three small marks on the inside of her left bicep and saw that her neck was red. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 13 May 2024 Stay away from those giant chickens, which take more time to cook, causing burning on the outside and undercooked chicken on the inside. Judy Bart Kancigor, Orange County Register, 9 May 2024 Denny Hamlin takes the bottom on the inside for the overtime restart, with Chris Buescher alongside him on the outside. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 6 May 2024

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“On the inside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20inside. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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