Значение идиомы out of the way


[out of the way] {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go;difficult to reach.

When little Tommy comes to visit her, AuntSally puts her lamps and vases out of the way.

– Often used withhyphens before a noun.

Gold was found in an out-of-the-way villagein the mountains, and soon a good road and airfield were built.

Jack and Fred found an old gun in an out-of-the-way corner of theempty house.

Compare: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. 2. Not what is usual orproper; strange.

To leave before the guest of honor would be out ofthe way.

I’m sorry if I said something out of the way.

Thenight watchman looked around the building, but he saw nothing out ofthe way.

Compare: OUT OF PLACE. 3. or [out of one’s way] Not able tostop or bother you.

Tommy wished the visitors were out of the wayso that he could have the candy for himself.

Compare: OUT OF ONE’SHAIR, PUT OUT OF THE WAY.


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Значение идиомы out of the way