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Could you please explain to me what 'sitting across the aisle from someone' means? I know the meaning of 'across' and that of 'aisle', but I fail to understand the whole thing.
Thank you in advance.
You must be confused about "across". It has two meanings.
ii) over ii) on the other side.
A bridge lies across the river. In this case, the bridge starts on one side and goes to the other side.
Building A lies across the river from building B. In this case, the Building A doesn't lie across (over) the river like a bridge does. It lies on the opposite side from Building B.
OK, I got it. Thank you.
It is also used metaphorically to refer to people on opposite ends of the political spectrum.