take (one) aside

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take (one) aside

To move one to a quiet location apart from other people so as to speak with them privately. The boss took me aside and told me my performance had not been satisfactory lately. I took the student aside to tell him the terrible news.
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take someone aside

to remove someone temporarily from the group for the purposes of discussing something privately. I'm sorry he insulted you. I'll take him aside and talk to him about it. I took aside my secretary and explained the procedure.
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take aside

Also, take to one side. Talk to another privately or away from others, as in The doctor took Pat aside to explain what she had to do, or The boss took William to one side rather than criticize his work in front of his colleagues.
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take aside

v.
To take someone away from a group in order to speak privately: The teacher took me aside and told me not to tease the other students. The principal took aside the troublemakers who were causing problems.
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He took us aside, away from the TV cameras, and told us in no uncertain terms about how committed he is to this project and what he expects from us.
and her manager took us aside and said, 'what are you doing, get back in the studio and make some more beats
He was an older guy so he always took us aside - me and Akeem - and he would say 'you don't' want to do this' or 'you don't want to do that'.
Straight from the start the nurses took us aside and put us at ease.
Charlie said: "He never took us aside and told us exactly why we weren't going.
I remember when we were losing by two runs to Nevada in the Western Regionals, Coach Ginther took us aside and told us if we keep hitting and play good defense, we'd come back and win.
Gail, of North Road, Bishop Auckland, said: "We went to the hospital for tests and 20 minutes later the doctor took us aside and gave us the worst news ever.
Colonel Gershon, took us aside for some motivational words.
employees, however, seemed embarrased at hearing this information, and the management took us aside after the presentation to gently scold us for sharing those numbers.
Simon took us aside to tell us he had a special present for Cheryl, saying: "It wasn't difficult.
He was on a ventilator because he couldn't breathe on his own, and they took us aside and told us to prepare ourselves for the worst because he was really poorly.
Tanya said: "Mr Davis took us aside and said he had taken a photograph of Jay the night before the operation because he didn't expect him to make it through the night.
When the paediatrician took us aside the next day, we knew it wasn't that.