a lot, not much, etc. in the way of something

in the way of (someone or something)

1. Obstructing someone or interfering in something. Ugh, the neighbor always puts his trash cans in the way of my car. She's so determined that I just know nothing will get in the way of her plans to finish her thesis.
2. Relating to a broad group or category of something. I don't think this store has much in the way of spices, unfortunately.
See also: of, way

a lot, not much, etc. in the way of something

a lot, etc. of something: We don’t do a lot in the way of exercise.Is there much in the way of nightlife around here?
See also: not, of, something, way