take sides

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take sides

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.
See also: side, take

take sides

to support one person, group, or opinion over another My mother never took sides when my brother and I argued.
Usage notes: usually refers to an argument or fight
Related vocabulary: side with somebody
See also: side, take

take sides

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.
See also: side, take

take sides

To associate with and support a particular faction, group, cause, or person.
See also: side, take