English Idioms with way
|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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