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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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sidle up (to someone or something)

to move close to someone or something cautiously or furtively; to move closer to someone or something gradually. Tex sidled up to Dolly and said howdy in a soft, shy voice. Dolly sidled up and picked the cowboy's pocket.
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sidle up

To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: At the train station, swindlers sidled up to the tourists.
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the latter group is led by the Duke of Wellington, 'squirming from absolutist pronouncement to a sidling manoeuvre in pursuit of government, sounds as furtive as he does brazen .
A barrel of oil, which went for less than $13 in 1998, was suddenly selling at $34, and everybody was predicting that sidling up to the pump this summer would cost us a record-breaking two bucks a gallon.
Storming the Gates would have been more accessible, and more fun to read, if it had been written with a title more like Sidling Up to the Gates and Peering In.
This support is further bolstered by MCD's 80-day trendline, which is sidling at the 35 level.
The actress, 50, even made sure her make-up was pitch-perfect before sidling up to the Aussie cricketer at Dodger Stadium at the weekend.
Highlights included a merciless impression of Radio 1's excruciating middle-aged white (c)rap DJ Tim Westwood sidling up to Stephen Hawking's "cool wheels chair" with the immortal greeting: "Wassup Doc - looking good
These political insiders aren't sidling up to the next mayor because they think he's such a swell guy.
And the tree frogs with them, barking out of the needles, the copperhead skirting rushes, sidling into the shallows - lay it down, they say, on the green stones beside this water.
One of the accompanying videos shows the artist bound to this torture device, the wings of the V pinioning his arms behind his head, the neck of the sculpture sidling down his spine into his ass.
While I wouldn't immediately bet against CA due to its uptrend and heavy short-interest ratio, all it would take is a nudge to turn this sidling technical performance into a full-blown downtrend.
Arlene Palmer, 38, was seen on CCTV sidling up to cars at night and slashing their tyres.
For most of its three-year run, the show featured hunky, heavy-lidded Ken Wahl as undercover organized-crime agent Vinnie Terranova, sidling up next to a series of deliciously evil bad guys sketched against a darkly atmospheric dramatic sensibility seldom matched in episodic TV.
In its sidling ways, the stock has managed to overtake its 10-month moving average, but its 20-month is quickly descending into the area.
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Imagine Murray Slaughter sidling up against Mary Richards, as they stand outside Lou Grant's office door.