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step aside

1.
Move out of the way, as in Please step aside—I've got my arms full of groceries. This usage was first recorded in 1530.
2.
Withdraw, make room for a replacement, as in The senior researcher decided to step aside for a younger colleague. [ Second half of 1900s ]
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  • He ceased this operation as I approached and was about to step aside.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • step aside one moment, Captain; I have something for your private ear.

    Up the Forked River

    Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • I'll be sorry to see him step aside, as glad as I am to be promoted—and that's honest.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • I will step aside and learn how she happens to be alone in my grove.

  • I sprang a step aside from the table between us, found her, and drew her to me.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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