English Idioms with way

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Idiom Meaning Sentence
by the way used to indroduce an extra comment or question By the way, the CEO wants you to give him the report by the end of this week.
by way of something through; via a certian route
- as a kind of; for
The drugs are being smuggled by way of Heathrow airport.
What shall we do by way of a surprise for his birthday?
get out of one's/the way to (cause to) move aside so as to make room for someone or something Can't you get your car out of the way! Can't you see I can't get past?
get/have one's own way to get what one wants in spite of opposition from others She's very strict with children, but they always seem to get their own way.
be / get something under way be/get something working/going; make progress with something If there's going to be a June election, we'll have to get the election campaign under way by early May.
give way to break, to fall down/in etc.
- to yield to someone's wishes, demands etc.
The bridge doesn't look safe. If you walk on it it will give way.
You shouldn't give way to all the child's demands.
go out of own`s way to do something to do everything possible to help, even if it is inconvenient Our neighbours went out of their way to help us when we moved into the new house.
go one's own way to act independently, even if it is against the advice of others It's pointless giving Tom advice. He'll always go his own way in the end.
have a way with someone/something have a talent for dealing with someone/something Betty has a way with children. They love her.
have it both ways to have advantages from two opposing things at the same time She wants to have a child and carry on working as a sales representative at the same time. She just can't have it both ways.
in any way at all, in any respect Can I help you in any way?
in a way / in some ways in a sense, to a certain extent I know it was her own fault, but I feel sorry for her in a way.
in the way causing an obstruction I couldn't pull out of the drive. There was a big truck in the way.
mend one's ways to improve one's attitudes, habits, behaviour Chris will have to mend his ways if he wants to run a successful business. He's too slapdash and irresponsible.
no way! (exlamation) under no circumstances, certainly not 'Can I borrow your car over the weekend?' 'No way!'
on the way out going out of fashion, not in demand any more Mini skirts are on the way out. Hardly anyone wears them today.
way ahead / behind / above / below etc. far ahead etc. Temperatures are way above average for this time of the year.
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