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leave 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: aside, leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Once, at a sharp turn where a man's shoulder would unavoidably brush against a screen of leaves, the bushman displayed great caution as he spread the leaves aside and exposed the head of a sharp-pointed spear, so set that the casual passer-by would receive at the least a nasty scratch.
However, Noel contends that the government's approach "leaves aside many key aspects of the law against poverty and social exclusion, particularly in the areas of collective action and citizen empowerment," and while he says for now it is probably "good to praise" the unexpected government plan because in many ways it is "well intentioned and valuable," much more needs to be done, and public interest organizations must remain vigilant.
In the crowded arena of studies on Dantean and Boccaccian influences on Chaucer, Ginsberg leaves aside the philological scrutinies and the hazarded hypotheses of historical encounters between Chaucer and Boccaccio during the former's sojourns in Italy.