pull aside

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pull aside

To direct or force someone to move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take someone aside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "aside." I pulled the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery. I pulled aside one of the waiters to complain about the service we received during out meal.
See also: aside, pull
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pull someone aside

to grasp and pull a person to one side. I pulled the child aside and scolded him for trying to sneak into the theater. I pulled aside the child to say something to him.
See also: aside, pull
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Shaking his head deprecatingly, he moved back to the corner, pulled aside something in the wall, disclosed the mouth of a pipe which was a perfect novelty to me, and called down it.
Before the girl could answer she was gently pulled aside from the doorway, and Bishopriggs, thunder-struck, saw Anne Silvester standing in her place.
He pulled aside the bench, took the little animal up in his hand, and then suddenly stopped, on his knees, looking intently at a particular place on the ground just beneath him.
PULLED aside by Coventry City manager Iain Dowie on Tuesday after training, Ben Turner could hardly believe his ears when he was given the nod to face Manchester United in the Carling Cup.
A source said: "A warden spotted what was going on and Jakubowski was pulled aside and searched and the police called straight away."
Police in China pulled aside an overloaded lorry and were amazed to find the driver had no hands.
A video screening and pretty models adorned the showroom as the wrappers of the popular beast were pulled aside to satisfy the lenses of the pack of press photographers.
He was pulled aside, located an unused sound stage, hastily dressed it to give the appearance of a recording studio, set up three cameras and had the two singers pretend to record their vocals.
Currently, if there is a questionable cleavage matter in the junior high, the offending student will be pulled aside and the topic will be privately and delicately dealt with, she said.
He was pulled aside after the defeat against Leicester and told to be on a plane the next day.
Scuffles also broke out when protesters, many wearing black balaclavas and hoods, tore down metal railings and pulled aside barriers as they stormed on to Parliament Square.
The story starts three days before when Stockport County boss Gary Ablett pulled aside striker Carl Baker at training and told him his 34-year-old brother Michael had died of leukaemia.
Mitchell was pulled aside and asked for his assistance as the club committee was short of members.
So, we're pulled aside to get searched and the security guy asks if I know the lead singer and could I name their two albums and some songs.
The 24-year-old, winner of two All-Ireland under 21 medals, admitted he was stunned when pulled aside by McKenna at a training session and told he wouldn't be required.