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sidle away (from someone or something)

to avoid someone or something by moving to the side; to ease away from someone or something. The cowboy sidled away from the bar and drew his gun. He sidled away and snuck out the door.
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sidle up (to someone or something)

to move close to someone or something cautiously or furtively; to move closer to someone or something gradually. Tex sidled up to Dolly and said howdy in a soft, shy voice. Dolly sidled up and picked the cowboy's pocket.
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sidle up

To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: At the train station, swindlers sidled up to the tourists.
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BIG HELP: Luisa Mansaf, Heidi Ellis, Amy Sidle, Alicia Mansaf and Sarah Milner present a cheque to Meals on Wheels volunteers (s)
Most guests, according to Sidle, drink the Chartreuse straight up and often compare and contrast them to each other.
Meanwhile, a stressed Catherine takes a lot of flack from Ecklie for her poor leadership skills, and is forced to agree to his solution to her staffing problem - bringing back former team member Sara Sidle.
Indeed, if more business scholars and business people would actually practice the approach outlined by Sidle the conduct of business might be revolutionized because this approach significantly alters the way leaders are trained and developed.
After grabbing a rifle, Sidle confronted the young man.
It was hard not to ask why, in narrative terms, the mummified hands that shoot lightning bolts at fir trees shouldn't have been paired with the stack of money in a nearby piece, or why the "retard" next to a water fountain couldn't sidle up to the Rolling Stones-style grinning mouth in another work.
William French is the new vice-president, while chartered accountant John Sidle becomes treasurer.
Nichols), and swanky costumes, Noir distilled the ambiance deftly; one half expected a celluloid femme fatale like Jane Greer to sidle from the wings.
Sidle up to the cherry wood bar and gaze upon the floor to-ceiling selection of wines, ports, cognacs and the like or hang back and hang back and watch Houston's beautiful people mingle on the dance floor.
In response to criticisms, the Pentagon asked retired General Winant Sidle to chair a commission to study ways to improve press-military relations.
The judges and myself were very impressed with the high standard displayed by this year's entrants,'' said Chris Sidle, chairman of competition sponsors the UK Copper Board.
Up they would sidle, all cheek and leer: "Hey Carol, you want to borrow my Durex?
Punters with a copy of the Mirror will win PS5 if they sidle up to the Captain and whisper: "You are Captain Trilby.
GOOD TIMES: Ethan Haytack plays, left, while his little friends Ratu Bonaviedogo, Sam Adams and Ben Williams have fun on the carpet, above, and Izak and Izzy Sidle enjoy some music, right