take to one side
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take (one) to one side
To move one to a quiet location apart from other people so as to speak with them privately. The boss took me to one side and told me my recent performance had not been satisfactory. I took the student to one side to tell him the terrible news.
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take someone to one side
Fig. to lead someone to a relatively private place, to say something private or give private instructions. (See also take someone aside.) Gary took Fran to one side to talk to her. I will take Sue to one side and have a word with her about this matter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
take/draw somebody to one ˈsidetake somebody away from a group of people in order to speak to them in private: She took me to one side to explain why she hadn’t given me the job.
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