the back of beyond


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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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