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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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If a brilliant leader comes forward we should all be prepared to stand aside and support them for the benefit of the town.
Damian Collins, a Tory MP who sits on the culture, media and sport committee and who has made a name for himself as a campaigner for Fifa reform, said Terry had to stand aside.
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.
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.
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.
It seems to stand aside from the regular school curriculum.
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.
But there comes a time when you have to stand aside and let others step up and serve.
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.
Commenting on the report an opposition Conservative Party spokesman said: "If he's so unhappy that he's writing books he should stand aside for someone who takes voters' concerns and Parliament more seriously," the Birmingham Evening Mail reported.
Until we have absorbed these lessons, though, perhaps the best we can do in our own interest is to ask our great men, beginning with the present chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, to desist from showing us how clever or determined they are, to stand aside and let the market sort out its mischief all by itself, without the intervention of the heavy, foolish, and far from invisible hand of government.
Taking Sunstein's views to their logical conclusion, if The New York Times doesn't print what the government or some favored group wants (all in the name of fostering a "deliberative democracy," of course), then the government may well stand aside and not enforce any of the newspaper's property rights when a group of thugs confiscates whole editions of the Times with which it disagrees.
We have concluded, therefore, at this time, that is best for all if we stand aside.