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stand aside

1. Literally, to move to a standing position out of someone's or something's way. Everyone stood aside as the police officer made her way through the crowd. I stood aside of the door to allow the guests to pass through.
2. To become or remain passive or inactive as something unfolds or someone does something. You can't just stand aside while this scandal unfolds. If you want your company to survive this, you need to respond proactively! Mom, I know you mean well, but please stand aside and let me parent the way I think is best.
See also: aside, stand

stand aside

 
1. Lit. to step aside; to get out of the way. Please stand aside while the bridal party passes by. The guests stood aside while the bride and groom left.
2. Fig. to withdraw and ignore something; to remain passive while something happens. He just stood aside and let his kids behave as they pleased. she stood aside and did not try to come between them.
See also: aside, stand
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Theresa May, was losing the confidence of Conservative Members of Parliament and that it would be in the interest of the Party and the country if she were to stand aside," it added.
But the new book says Charles is already 'Shadow King' and claims the Queen could stand aside at 95, allowing him to become Regent.
Mr Haumaha must stand aside or Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should make him after it was revealed today that two women that the Deputy Commissioner is accused of bullying have made formal complaints to the Police about his conduct.
Wilson said he would stand aside on Friday after administrative arrangements were made to manage his archdiocese.
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He added: "Not only should she stand aside while this investigation takes place but another force ought to take over the investigations."
I cannot stand aside as we pay for terrorist training schools such as the School of the Americas that go into Latin America to violently support the economic interests of the United States.
"I'm pleased because I was initially frustrated at being asked to stand aside by the national party HQ's candidate team.
It comes after he announced last month that he would stand aside "if, and only if, a better candidate came forward".
A Tory source said: "We've not done an official deal with UKIP to stand aside - however our energies are better spent elsewhere."
Ofsted and the council must stand aside while Mr Clarke shines bright lights into dark corners.
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LORD Mike Storey, whose Wavertree seat Cllr Morrison took in 2011, said his Liberal Democrat party should stand aside to give the youngster a clear shot against Luciana Berger.
MARRAKECH -- World powers meeting in Marrakech recognized Syria's new opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people" and called on President Bashar al-Assad to "stand aside," according to a draft declaration obtained on Wednesday.
Some significant voices have been raised, calling for Terry to stand aside, while reports yesterday quoted sources close to the player saying he had no intention of resigning the captaincy.