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step aside

 (for someone)
1. Lit. to move out of someone's way. Would you step aside for my uncle and his walker? We had to step aside for the people in wheelchairs to get by.
2. Fig. to retire from an office so someone else can take over. The president retired and stepped aside for someone else. Walter stepped aside for a younger person to take over.
See also: aside, step

step aside

1. Move out of the way, as in Please step aside-I've got my arms full of groceries. This usage was first recorded in 1530.
2. Withdraw, make room for a replacement, as in The senior researcher decided to step aside for a younger colleague. [Second half of 1900s]
See also: aside, step

step aside

v.
1. To take a step or to walk to the side so as to give way to another: I stepped aside to let the jogger pass.
2. To resign from a post, especially when being replaced: The chairman of the board asked the executive to step aside for his appointed successor. At the end of her term, she stepped aside and allowed the new appointee to take over.
See also: aside, step
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Coun McEvoy, who is the leader of the Plaid group on the city council, rejected the Tories' call for him to step aside.
Dawa cannot present any candidate unless al-Jaafari decides to step aside," al-Adeeb said.
Will people step aside to make even more room for me as I pass?
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Robert Fagenson commented: " This is a logical time for me to step aside and help Richard take over as Chief Executive of VDMS.
Mr Bett said he would temporarily step aside with "huge reluctance".
Petrie will step aside as interim CEO but will continue to stay on with the club as chairman.
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RICKY HATTON has been told by Paul Malignaggi that he won't step aside to let him fight Manny Pacquiao.
I said months ago that when the time came I would need to focus more on the campaign, that I would step aside,'' Padilla said.
I'd be prepared to step aside to give them their opportunity," said Rusedski.
Therefore, Landmark asks that you step aside as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee until the Committee has completed its highly sensitive investigation.
Typically, the VCs and board members make the diagnosis, and they almost always treat the malady by asking the current CEO to voluntarily step aside.
After having served in the roles of President & CEO, board member and chairman over the last ten years at Electrolux, I have decided to step aside at the end of the current term," Michael Treschow said.
Padilla - facing a mid-January deadline to formally enter the race for a state Senate seat as well as the time constraints of a campaign - has been getting pressure to step aside and allow someone else to take over running the council.