English version

get in the way of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget in the way of somethingget in the way of somethingPREVENTto prevent someone from doing something, or prevent something from happening Your social life must not get in the way of your studies. way
Examples from the Corpus
get in the way of somethingHe got himself upright again and never let his disapproval get in the way of our friendship.George then shot Lennie because he was angry at Lennie for getting in the way of his dreams coming true.I get in the way of his religion.As a result, Allan says, politics gets in the way of devising economically and environmentally logical policies.She got in the way of their passionate preoccupations.You cut off all the old you that gets in the way of the maker you.Thinking these thoughts gets in the way of my learning about sines and cosines.But, hey, never let the truth get in the way of political grandstanding.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.