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stand aside

 
1. Lit. to step aside; to get out of the way. Please stand aside while the bridal party passes by. The guests stood aside while the bride and groom left.
2. Fig. to withdraw and ignore something; to remain passive while something happens. He just stood aside and let his kids behave as they pleased. she stood aside and did not try to come between them.
See also: aside, stand
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I cannot stand aside as the United States continues to pour its sacred resources into nuclear armament (yes, that is still happening today).
If a brilliant leader comes forward we should all be prepared to stand aside and support them for the benefit of the town.
Anyone else in a public position faced with such a criminal charge would stand aside from their position and then if cleared be able to return to that position.
John Terry should stand aside as captain until the case is resolved, and any doubt either way removed," tweeted Damian Collins MP, a member of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
But he's going to have to stand aside for me and just mark this fight down to experience and see it as part of his learning curve.
5 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 Already-qualified Croatia were at Wembley for a nice time and to stand aside as England got the win to take them to Euro 2008.
However Warner believes the USA would do better bidding for 2022 and should agree a deal to stand aside.
Critics have urged the Attorney to stand aside, alleging a conflict of interest because he is a member of the Cabinet and former Labour donor who was elevated to the peerage by Prime Minister Tony Blair.
It is important that physicians not stand aside and let this happen.
For this measure to succeed, the House leadership will have to stand aside and allow the House to do what is right for working families,'' he said.
Market participants must bear the cost of their risk-taking if financial markets are to be efficient, and central bankers need to stand aside so markets can impose the wealth loss.
It seems to stand aside from the regular school curriculum.
to recognize the evil of "Christianophobia"; he is not prepared to stand aside while Judaism and Islam receive special attention there, while Christianity is abused.
But there comes a time when you have to stand aside and let others step up and serve.
Why don't we just give thieves a printed licence, like a driving licence, so they can come to our homes, flash the card and say they are here to burgle the property, so could we please stand aside while they get on with it?