Meaning of “well away” in the English Dictionary

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"well away" in British English

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well away

UK informal

completely involved in what you are doing:

He was soon well away on (= talking a lot about) his favourite subject of steam train conservation.

very drunk:

After five pints of lager and a couple of whiskies I was well away (= drunk).

(Definition of “well away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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