draw (one) to one side

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draw (one) to one side

To move one to a quiet location apart from other people so as to speak together privately. The boss took me to one side and told me my performance had not been satisfactory lately. I took the student to one side to tell him the terrible news.
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take/draw somebody to one ˈside

take somebody away from a group of people in order to speak to them in private: She took me to one side to explain why she hadn’t given me the job.
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References in classic literature ?
Du-seen, red with rage, would have had it out with the two of us had not Al-tan drawn him to one side and whispered in his ear--upon which, with a grunt, the Galu walked straight back to the opposite end of the hall, while Nobs and I continued upon our way toward the hut and Ajor.