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

take (or draw) someone to/on one side

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
See parent entry: side

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...