the back of beyond


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the back of beyond

A location that is extremely remote, out of the way, or inaccessible. She lives out in the back of beyond, so it's always a major hassle to go and visit her at Christmastime.
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the back of beyond

You describe a place as the back of beyond when it is very far away from towns or cities. How did my brother come to be living in a cottage in the back of beyond?
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the back of beyond

a very remote or inaccessible place.
1998 Sanjida O'Connell Angel Bird This is London, Niall, not some poky wee place in the back of beyond.
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the ˌback of beˈyond

(informal) a lonely place that is a long way from any town: That village they’ve moved to is really in the back of beyond!
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Now and then he volunteered a little, a very little, information about his own sotnia of Cossacks, left apparently to look after themselves somewhere at the back of beyond.
But Kim did not suspect that Mahbub Ali, known as one of the best horse-dealers in the Punjab, a wealthy and enterprising trader, whose caravans penetrated far and far into the Back of Beyond, was registered in one of the locked books of the Indian Survey Department as C25 IB.
BY ANITA MCSORLEY POSTMEN around Ireland often have tough jobs trying to deliver letters to people living in the back of beyond.
With To the Back of Beyond, Swiss author Peter Stamm has written a short but quiet book that neither explicitly asks nor attempts to universally answer these questions.
The problem is that no-one wants one of these places anywhere near them (nimbyism) and I know places out in the back of beyond that get harassment off the nimbys to the point of calling it a day.
ridiculous having to go to either Pelaw or the back of beyond - Brockley Whins - to catch a Metro to Sunderland.
Travelling way into the back of beyond he would often bump into an old eccentric wanderer and then make camp with him.
Unfortunately his son, tired of living in the back of beyond, sets out to join the firm, now being run by his brutal uncles.
ADVICE Q I live in the back of beyond, and accepted when I moved here 10 years ago, that broadband speed was really slow.
50pm, tonight) sees police sergeant Nicholas Angel shipped out to the back of beyond.
Okay, so it could get a tad hairy in some of its wilder places, but it's hardly the back of beyond.
They sometimes have difficulty in finding us, mind, along a country lane in the back of beyond.
Furry Vengeance (PG) DAN Sanders' (Brendan Fraser) works for a company which is developing a small community in the forests of Oregon and transplants his family to the back of beyond while he completes the project for his demanding boss.
He transplants his teacher wife Tammy (Brooke Shields) and teenage son Tyler (Matt Prokop) to the back of beyond while he completes the year-long project.
The delivery service means that you can live in the back of beyond and not miss out.