One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘flying to exotic faraway places’
distant, far off, far
remote, out of the way, far flung, far removed, outlying, obscure, isolated, secluded, cut off, off the beaten track, in the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere
2‘Noreen had that faraway look in her eyes’
dreamy, daydreaming, abstracted, absent-minded, distracted, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, vague, lost in thought, somewhere else, not there, not with us, in a world of one's own, with one's head in the clouds
informal miles away
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