put out of the way


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put someone or something out of the way

to move someone or something out of a pathway. (See also put someone out of the way.) Please put that chair out of the way before someone trips on it. Put the baby out of the way so the noise doesn't bother her.
See also: of, out, put, way

put someone out of the way

Euph. to kill someone. The police suspected that she had put her uncle out of the way in order to inherit his property.
See also: of, out, put, way