stand aside

phrasal verb
stood aside; standing aside; stands aside

Definition of stand aside

1 : to move to the left or right with one step or a few small steps Please stand aside and let me pass.
2 : to allow something to happen : to not try to stop someone from doing something I'm not going to stand aside and watch you ruin your life.

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“Stand aside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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