leave aside(redirected from leaves aside)
1. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. Leave the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two just leave aside your differences for now and get this done, please?
2. To reserve or save something for someone or for a later use. I can leave the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you leave aside a portion of each pay check as a rainy-day fund for the future.
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leave something aside
1. to leave something in reserve. Leave some of the sugar aside for use in the icing. Leave aside some cookies too.
2. to ignore something, especially a fact. Let's leave the question of who will pay for it aside for a while. We will leave aside the current situation and talk about the future.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.