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take (or draw) someone to/on one side

Definition of take or draw someone to/on one side in English:

Speak to someone in private, especially so as to advise or warn them about something: the coach is always taking me to one side, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do
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  • He respects my age and quite often takes me to one side and speaks to me about players.
  • As midnight struck, Eddie took Tracey to one side and slipped the ring they had chosen together on to her finger.
  • My father took me to one side and told me I had to save the family honour.
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