Definition: to not participate, to watch but not do

Examples:

Murat and Ahmet are having a big fight. I am going to stand on the sidelines, I am not going to get involved.

The company is going through hard times. Get involved with the rescue, don’t just sit and watch. If you just stand on the sidelines, the boss will get angry at you.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.