take (one) to one side(redirected from took them to one side)
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.
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.