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put aside (2)

Meaning: to ignore a disagreement or a problem you have with someone so you can work together on something

Synonym: disregard, ignore

For example:

  • put aside sth The leaders put aside their various differences and got on with the job of preventing a war from starting.

  • put sth aside I know we have unresolved issues, but can we put those aside, just for a moment, and work out what's best for the kids?

Quick Quiz:

Can we put that question aside for now and
  1. come back to it later?
  2. answer it straight away?
  3. never consider it again?

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