as an aside
as an aside
[said] as a comment that is not supposed to be heard by everyone. •

At the wedding, Tom said as an aside, “The bride doesn't look well.”

At the ballet, Billy said as an aside to his mother, “I hope the dancers fall off the stage!”

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{adv. phr.} Said as a remark in a low tone of voice; used in theaters where the actor turns toward the audience as if to "think out loud." * /During the concert Tim said to his wife as an aside, "The conductor has no idea how to conduct Beethoven."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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