get in the way


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get in the way

To obstruct or interfere with something. You can come into the kitchen to observe, but please try not to get in the way. Ugh, the neighbor's trash cans always get in the way of my parking spot. She's so determined that I just know nothing will get in the way of her plans to finish her thesis.
See also: get, way

get in the ˈway (of something)

prevent somebody from doing something; prevent something from happening: He wouldn’t allow emotions to get in the way of him doing his job.
See also: get, way