From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishout-of-the-wayˌout-of-the-ˈway, out of the way adjective 🔊 🔊 1FARan out-of-the-way place is in an area where there are few people → remote 🔊 an out-of-the-way spot for a picnic 🔊 It’s a great little pub, but a bit out of the way.2British EnglishSTRANGEUNUSUALunusual or strange 🔊 Her taste in music is a bit out-of-the-way.
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out-of-the-way• They always passout-of-the-way jobs on to us.• Their breathtakingscenery, beaches and ruined cities are rapidly putting this out-of-the-waynation firmly on the touristmap.• It was an out-of-the-way place, but now and then some one would come down from the big cities.• And we often do regimental courses for cateringofficers going to an out-of-the-way place where there may not be a trained caterer.• The owner of the vehicle clearly thought him mad to be visiting such an out-of-the-way place.• One of the remarkablefeatures of Gaul was the sometimes hugereligioussites which developed often in out-of-the-way places.• The pair began their careers in out-of-the-way places.• Chiefly he lacked the flair, or the confidence, for tackling out-of-the-way problems, especially among the men.• He spent the summer in an out-of-the-wayvillage.out of the wayout of the waya) (also out of somebody’s way) if someone or something is out of the way, they are somewhere where they are not likely to cause a problem, need attention, be annoying etcmove/put/push etc something out of the way 🔊 Why don’t you tie your hair back, out of the way? 🔊 If Uncle Tom had been drinking, I kept out of his way. 🔊 When Mac was safely out of the way, Peter came round.b)if a particular matter, job etc is out of the way, it has been done or dealt with 🔊 I’d rather get the interview out of the way in the morning. 🔊 As soon as the contract’s out of the way, we can start.c)a place that is out of the way is far from any towns →way
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get ... out of the way• I suspect that if the government gets out of the way, more charities will eagerly fill whatever gap is created.• But just getting out of the way of good ideas, important as it is, will not be enough.• People got out of the way of it I noticed.• As for the candidates, they can serve us best by moderating their rhetoric and simply getting out of the way.• Last week he was walking through us and we didn't get out of the way in time.• He told police it was too dark to tell whether the woman attempted to get out of the way.• And try to get out of the wayfast as the trolleysthunder through.• We trudged across the main shippinglane with tankers and coastershooting irritably at us to get out of the way.