out of the way

ADJECTIVE
  1. remote from populous or much-traveled regions
    they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort
  2. dealt with; disposed of
    I'm so relieved that my midterm is out of the way
  3. improper or even offensive
    out-of-the-way remarks
  4. exceptional, unusual, or remarkable
    out-of-the-way information
ADVERB
  1. in a remote location or at a distance from the usual route
  2. so as not to obstruct or hinder
    put that box out of the way so that no one trips on it
  3. murdered
    the mob boss wanted his rival out of the way
  4. extraordinary; unusual
    such erratic behavior was out of the way for him
  5. improper; amiss
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How To Use out of the way In A Sentence

  • Katie finished with a flourish, pushing Cody out of the way and walking with a purpose to the reception area.
  • The team ensured that civilian airliners and local mustering aircraft were kept out of the way of the fast jets.
  • Once the boom mic is out of the way and not likely to clonk me on the head (and it's happened too many times to count), I take a step forward.
  • The men yelled at the clerks, then "hurdled" over the counter, pushing a few female employees out of the way, Eggert said. undefined
  • You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
  • It has over six million points of interest for the US and Canada integrated into the software and there is a 7-inch touchscreen with a 800x480 resolution, which motorizes out of the way to show a CD and DVD drive. MacNN | The Macintosh News Network
  • Our region is poised for growth once the election is out of the way.
  • They can take a buyout package and get out of the way of the bulldozers, or wait for the city to condemn their property and force them out.
  • They asked me to get out of the way so they could take photographs of her alone.
  • To get the downsides out of the way first, our test sample was very picky with the hard drives we used.
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