off the beaten track

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*off the beaten track

 and *off the beaten path
Fig. away from the frequently traveled routes. (*Typically: be ~; go ~; travel ~.) We found a nice little Italian restaurant off the beaten track.
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off the beaten track

An unusual route or destination, as in We found a great vacation spot, off the beaten track. This term alludes to a well-worn path trodden down by many feet and was first recorded in 1860, although the phrase beaten track was recorded in 1638 in reference to the usual, unoriginal way of doing something.
See also: beaten, off, track

off the beaten track


off the beaten path

COMMON If a place is off the beaten track, it is far away from places where most people live or go. The house is sufficiently off the beaten track to deter all but a few tourists. Rents at these malls, which are generally off the beaten path, are lower than at most suburban shopping centers. Note: A track here is a footpath or narrow road.
See also: beaten, off, track
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Promoted by the City of Naples in collaboration with Associazione Skillpoint, Unite the Two Bays, Eventi Napoli and Campania Felix, NapolixExpo 2015 - Art Culture and Business seeks to provide an opportunity to travel off the beaten path to visitors to Expo 2015 following their stay in Milan.
The gift card award can be used on any Rail Europe product, including train tickets, rail passes and activity offerings, allowing travelers to explore more of Europe's greatest cities or to travel off the beaten path for genuine interactions with Europeans.
These measurements will help me comfortably select the yardage if a deer should travel off the beaten path.
Sheriff's officials said the forest patrols are important because some people travel off the beaten path to ditch stolen vehicles, do drugs and commit other crimes.
For those who travel off the beaten path or to unfamiliar locations, a compass mounted on the dashboard is a solid investment.
Both SUVs are clearly equipped to travel off the beaten path, but upon closer examination, the Toyota 4Runner's list of features and specifications is a potent combination that provides an undeniable advantage in nearly every category.
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