out of the wayout-of-the-way
- An example of out of the way is a small restaurant half hour outside the city that you love because it is undiscovered.
- An example of out of the way is when your son asks you to take him to a comic book store an hour from your home to which you don't feel like going.
- An example of out of the way is when you have to deviate from your errands and drive five minutes in the opposite direction because you forgot something.
The definition of out of the way refers to someplace that is not conveniently located, that is not located near the action or that is off the beaten path.
- not near a frequented road or populous place; secluded
- not common; unusual
- not conventional or proper
- Being in a remote or secluded location: a quiet, out-of-the-way resort.
- Being out of the ordinary; unusual: out-of-the-way memorabilia.
- Improper; offensive: out-of-the-way remarks.
(comparative more out of the way, superlative most out of the way)
- Remote or secluded.
- I know this out-of-the-way hotel where we could stay.
- Unusual or out of the ordinary.
- Improper or offensive.
- (idiomatic) Not obstructing or hindering; not in the way.
- Please move your bike out of the way.
- (idiomatic) Taken care of.
- Now that the main problems are out of the way, we can start working on the details.