Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
take a side
take a side
1) support one person or cause over another
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to take a side/sides in an argument
When you ‘take a side’ you support one cause, person or position over another. You can also say ‘pick a side’. “If I had to take a side in this argument I would support the employees.” This is a popular phrase, useful to indicate your position or to ask someone else what they support.
Social Examples (Basic)
The mandecided not to take a side in the argumentbetween his brother and sister.
The police are required to be impartial andmust never take sides wheninvestigating cases.
Professional Examples (Basic)
It's difficult to take a side since you both presented such strong arguments. Let's open the decision to the floor.
This is a sensitive topic so I don't think we should be seen to publically take a side.
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