Definition of Sidle up
1. Verb. Ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior. "She is playing up to the chairman"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidle Up
sidle up (current term)
siege of Orleans
Literary usage of Sidle up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"... 'n' then he would sidle up 'n' take a look, an' if there was about six or seven grains of gold he was satisfied—he didn't want no better prospect 'n' ..."
2. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"But if the ground suited him, he would lay low 'n' keep dark till the first pan was washed, 'n' then he would sidle up 'n' take a look, an' if there was ..."
3. The Household Book of Poetry by Charles Anderson Dana (1882)
"And presently she was seen to sidle Up to the Duke till she touched his bridle, So that the horse of a sudden reared up As under its nose the old witch ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"... they come upon mo is sometimes quite startling ; they sidle up behind trees, or crawl up amongst the long ..."
5. Folk-Etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"... ventured to sidle up to the group, and put in a little word now and then.— Russell's Memoirs of Thomas Moore, vol. ip 42. Nothing seemed to move hut a ..."