back of (the) beyond

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back of (the) beyond

Very distant or remote. His new house is really back of beyond—it will take us hours to get there. This private island resort is really back of the beyond.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

back of the beyond

the most remote place; somewhere very remote. John hardly ever comes to the city. He lives at the back of the beyond. Mary likes city life, but her husband likes to live in the back of the beyond.
See also: back, beyond, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

back of beyond

Extremely remote. For example, John's about to move to some tiny island, truly back of beyond. This term, used as a humorous exaggeration, relies on the meaning of beyond (or the beyond) as "a distant place, beyond human experience." [Early 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

back of beyond

A place that is remote or unsophisticated.
See also: back, beyond, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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