One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Forming an obstacle or hindrance to movement or action.‘his head was in the way of my view’
- ‘I'll never forget what she said to me: You are black and you are a young woman, but don't let anybody stand in your way.’
- ‘We should be welcoming newcomers, not placing barriers in their way.’
- ‘I stand there for a few minutes looking at my son, kissing my wife on the brow and generally getting in the midwife's way before making my excuses.’
- ‘When you put your mind to something, nothing can stand in your way.’
- ‘They have no intention of allowing nature to stand in their way.’
- ‘The law can be inconvenient when it isn't on your side, but you can't let that stand in your way when political power is at stake.’
- ‘You can't just run over anybody who gets in your way!’
- ‘Montoya looked up from his papers. ‘Certainly my dear fellow, Am I in your way?’’
- ‘Don't let a little thing like economics get in your way.’
- ‘So often, powerful forces and powerful interests stand in your way, and the odds seem stacked against you.’
- ‘But as Sod's law dictates, ‘If you are in a hurry, fate will throw everything in your way to slow you down.’’
- ‘They were smart enough not to get in Caysee's way.’
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