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English definition of “be out of the way”

be out of the way

If a place or a building is out of the way, it is a long distance from where most people live: It's a very beautiful village but it's a bit out of the way.Distant in space and time
(Definition of be out of the way from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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