put (something) on one side

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put (something) on one side

To keep something separate, reserved, or in stasis so as to use or deal with it later. The players on this team need to put their frustrations with one another on one side until after the championship match. I think I'll put that research paper on one side until I have these smaller assignments completed.
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References in classic literature ?
The tables were put on one side so that there might be room for dancing, and smaller ones were set out for progressive whist.
Coquenard drew the dish toward her, skillfully detached the two great black feet, which she placed upon her husband's plate, cut off the neck, which with the head she put on one side for herself, raised the wing for Porthos, and then returned the bird otherwise intact to the servant who had brought it in, who disappeared with it before the Musketeer had time to examine the variations which disappointment produces upon faces, according to the characters and temperaments of those who experience it.