sidle away (from someone or something)

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sidle away (from someone or something)

To move gradually, inconspicuously, or surreptitiously away from someone or something. I began sidling away from him one he started spouting political extremisms. He started feeling uncomfortable at the party, so he sidled away as soon as everyone's attention was on the host.
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sidle away (from someone or something)

to avoid someone or something by moving to the side; to ease away from someone or something. The cowboy sidled away from the bar and drew his gun. He sidled away and snuck out the door.
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For all their leering prurience, cable side shows are messy and real in a way "Side Show," in both 1.0 and 2.0 incarnations, pointedly sidles away from becoming.
O'Neill always sidles away from comparisons with the late, great Jock Stein but it's prodding the club towards a return to those sort of exalted levels which fires his own ambitions.