Out-of-the-way definitions

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Being in a remote or secluded location.

A quiet, out-of-the-way resort.

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Being out of the ordinary; unusual.

Out-of-the-way memorabilia.

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Not near a frequented road or populous place; secluded.
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Improper; offensive.

Out-of-the-way remarks.

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Not common; unusual.
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Not conventional or proper.
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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.

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.

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I know this out-of-the-way hotel where we could stay.

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Unusual or out of the ordinary.
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(idiomatic) Not obstructing or hindering; not in the way.

Please move your bike out of the way.

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(idiomatic) Taken care of.

Now that the main problems are out of the way, we can start working on the details.

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