on the inside

idiom

Definition of on the inside 

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.

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