take sides(redirected from take side)
To choose a person or party whom one supports, defends, or agrees with in an argument. He doesn't like confrontation, so he never takes sides in an argument. Everyone in the company was quick to take sides when the new policy was introduced.
to choose one side of an argument. They were arguing, but I didn't want to take sides, so I left. I don't mind taking sides on important issues.
Also, take someone's side. Support or favor one party in a dispute, as in Parents shouldn't take sides in their children's quarrels, or Thanks for taking my side concerning the agenda. [c. 1700] Also see take someone's part.
take somebody’s ˈsidesupport one person or group in an argument or disagreement: I refuse to take sides in this argument. It’s nothing to do with me. ♢ Whenever we quarrel, you always take Carole’s side. OPPOSITE: sit on the fence
To associate with and support a particular faction, group, cause, or person.