Definition of on one side in English:

on one side

(also to one side)

phrase

  • 1Out of one's way; aside.

    ‘heat the oil and fry the lamb, then remove and place on one side’
    • ‘Throughout the long march which followed, she had remained to one side, parallel but alone.’
    • ‘As soon as it comes to the boil, remove it from the heat and put it to one side.’
    • ‘When you're ready to make the sauce, remove the onion, bay leaf and peppercorns and keep them on one side.’
    • ‘The rest of the deck is put to one side to be dealt when the first six cards have been played.’
    • ‘Now she was sitting comfortably, her back was straight and her bag had been abandoned to one side.’
    • ‘The cast put their wellies to one side and donned the glad rags to perform songs from the musical High Society.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, a jar of peppers had been drained, with the vinegar being kept to one side.’
    • ‘If the wrong rubbish is in the grey bin, will it be taken out and left to one side, or will it be put back into the bin, after it has been emptied?’
    • ‘I should put it to one side and if I need to pay the taxman anything, I can use that.’
    • ‘We stopped doing this after we found some rather large bugs in some rice that had been put off to one side.’
    to one side, to the side
    1. 1.1To be dealt with or considered later.
      ‘before the kickoff a player has to set his disappointments and frustrations to one side’
      • ‘Leaving the architectural taste of other colleges to one side, the front quad is one of the great Oxford vistas.’
      • ‘If we can put sentimental interests to one side then all can benefit.’
      • ‘I've now pushed all my doubts to one side and have made the leap.’
      • ‘If only he could have put his bruised ego to one side and managed something similar.’
      • ‘Since I had children, that part of me has been put to one side temporarily.’
      • ‘The subject is not closed, but it is put to one side, for private thought.’
      • ‘You have to put the law to one side and turn to face what you think is the right decision for you.’