On the shady side of


Also found in: Idioms.
on the thither side of; as, on the shady side of fifty; that is, more than fifty.

See also: Shady

References in classic literature ?
Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
Sparsit, hiding in the window curtain, saw him languishing down the street on the shady side of the way, observed of all the town.
To even the little manliness his classical prototypes possessed, though, he can lay no claim whatever, being a listless effeminate noodle, on the shady side of forty.
In one of these streets, the cleanest of them all, and on the shady side of the way--for good housewives know that sunlight damages their cherished furniture, and so choose the shade rather than its intrusive glare--there stood the house with which we have to deal.
I went to Treviso, to Bassano, to Castelfranco; I took walks and drives and looked at musty old churches with ill-lighted pictures and spent hours seated smoking at the doors of cafes, where there were flies and yellow curtains, on the shady side of sleepy little squares.
It flamed, over there, on the shady side of the street.