in the way



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Prepositional phraseEdit

in the way

  1. (idiomatic) obstructing, blocking, or hindering
    I really wanted a clear photo of the president, but all the journalists were in the way.
  2. (dated) Around; present; able to be found.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?), Three Detective Anecdotes
      First thing on the Monday morning, I went to the haberdasher's shop, opposite Mr. Trinkle's, the great upholsterer's in Cheapside. "Mr. Phibbs in the way?"


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