in the/somebody's way

in the way

Obstructing someone or interfering in something. You can come into the kitchen to observe, but please try not to get in the way. 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.
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in the way

1. See in one's way, def. 3.
2. in the way of. In the nature of, as in He was getting nothing in the way of pay, or They had nothing in the way of an alibi. [Mid-1600s]
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in the/somebody’s ˈway

stopping somebody from moving or doing something: You’ll have to move — you’re in my way.I left them alone, as I felt I was in the way.
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in the way

In a position to obstruct, hinder, or interfere.
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