out of the way

out of the way
1. mod. dead; killed.
The crooks put the witness out of the way before the trial.
Now that her husband was out of the way, she began to get out and about more.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated.
She spends a lot of time out of the way.
After a few more drinks, Bill will be out of the way.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of the way — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of the way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out-of-the-way — a. 1. See under {Out}, adv. [1913 Webster] 2. Not on a main transportation route; inconveniently located. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of the way — phrasal 1. wrong, improper < didn t know I d said anything out of the way > 2. a. in or to a secluded place b. unusual, remarkable < there s nothing out of the way about the plan > 3. done, completed < got his homework ou …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • out-of-the-way — adjective Date: 1704 1. unusual < out of the way information > 2. being off the beaten track < an out of the way restaurant > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To put out of the way — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put out of the way — {v. phr.} To kill. * /When people spoke against the dictator, he had them put out of the way./ * /The old dog was very sick, and Father had the animal doctor put him out of the way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put out of the way — {v. phr.} To kill. * /When people spoke against the dictator, he had them put out of the way./ * /The old dog was very sick, and Father had the animal doctor put him out of the way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get out of the way — See: OUT OF THE WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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