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back of beyond

Extremely remote. For example, John's about to move to some tiny island, truly back of beyond. This term, used as a humorous exaggeration, relies on the meaning of beyond (or the beyond) as "a distant place, beyond human experience." [Early 1800s]
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back of beyond

A place that is remote or unsophisticated.
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POLICE sergeant Nicholas Angel's arrest record is a country mile above those of his colleagues, and that's why they ship him out to the back of beyond.
Here, you must embark on an outlandish rock journey taking you from the stage to the back of beyond as you strive to help the demi-god of rock take on The Beast and save rock 'n' roll.
The family man has transplanted his teacher wife Tammy (Shields) and teenage son Tyler (Prokop) to the back of beyond while he completes the year-long project for his demanding boss, Neal Lyman (Jeong, pictured above).
To think one supposed learned gentleman mentioned that it was in the back of beyond, yet it broke all records, I live 200 yards from the Maes and in a good position to see the goings on, the traffic was well conducted in and out of the car parks which are adjacent to the village of Llanfor and also the young contingent behaved in an excellent manner.
On the way she shares a long scene with Anton, a drunken garage proprietor in the back of beyond, which is like a miniature play in it sown right and brings the lightest and most engaging writing.
For the past four years I've been living with no TV in a place they call The Back Of Beyond.
When their car breaks down, they are forced to stay in a seedy motel in the back of beyond.
Ten strangers - who all have secrets, naturally - gather at a motel in the back of beyond after a horrendous rainstorm.
As for Perks, he has scarcely earned a buck since that Sawgrass triumph and it is obviously proving hard for him to come to terms with lifelong security after years on mini-tours in the back of beyond.
There's a whole lot of knobbly tyres that never see anything lumpier than city potholes and road gravel simply because organising an adventure in the back of beyond seems like way too much trouble.
Because some busybody sitting in his or her kitchen in the back of beyond has nothing better to do than to complain.
Living in the back of beyond (Norfolk being rather more beyond than most counties) you do tend to find you've got a pretty large plot.
Apparently some Japanese tourists arrived one day in this back of beyond and after being told it might take three hours to find gorillas simply piled back their bus and left.
Wilderness to them is real, and this they do know: When the pressure becomes more than they can stand, somewhere back of beyond, where roads and steel and towns are still forgotten, they will find release.
All must struggle with poverty and the sheer boredom of living in the back of beyond.