take sides(redirected from take someone's side)
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.
to support one person, group, or opinion over another My mother never took sides when my brother and I argued.Related vocabulary: side with somebody
Usage notes: usually refers to an argument or fight
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.
To associate with and support a particular faction, group, cause, or person.