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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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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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back of beyond

A place that is remote or unsophisticated.
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Yet getting back of beyond offers many rewards: the splendid solitude of an evening campfire where there is no noise or light pollution, enhanced opportunities for success and a sense of self-sufficiency you can never know when you amble a few hundred yards from a truck and climb into a ladder stand.
It examines the practical application of these ideas to the many conflicting facets of everyday life whether we live in the city or in the back of beyond -- how we let ourselves be governed (when we should govern ourselves in smaller more governable communities), how we rely on the car quite needlessly (but would not need to if working/living/social patterns were different), how we expect to be supplied with endless energy (when we could use less and even generate it ourselves), how we use supermarkets to supply us with food from all across the world (when we could be growing it ourselves).
But as Conroy's new boss makes clear when he welcomes him and his family to "in back of beyond," his assignment probably isn't a reward for good behavior.
All the same, it annoys me a little when people say that Alaska is the back of beyond.
There's metal aggression and pop knowhow bonded in Back of Beyond, and Little Momma has the feel of a mosh pit Depeche Mode.
She revealed she is desperate to do her little island proud and insists she island proud and insists she even has a point to prove to even has a point to prove to her big-city rivals who think her big-city rivals who think her home is just the back her home is just the back of beyond.
Obviously, as you've never been there before and it's in the back of beyond you will get lost on the way You turn up two hours later than you intended, the car vomits out occupants and camping contents as soon as you open the door and you set to work getting your canvas home up with only a modicum of sweating and swearing.
His plan for Caerphilly and the whole of the Gwent area is at Llanfrechfa Grange Cwmbran, the back of beyond.
POLICE sergeant Nicholas Angel's arrest record is a country mile above those of his colleagues, and that's why they ship him out to the back of beyond.
To think one supposed learned gentleman mentioned that it was in the back of beyond, yet it broke all records, I live 200 yards from the Maes and in a good position to see the goings on, the traffic was well conducted in and out of the car parks which are adjacent to the village of Llanfor and also the young contingent behaved in an excellent manner.
On the way she shares a long scene with Anton, a drunken garage proprietor in the back of beyond, which is like a miniature play in it sown right and brings the lightest and most engaging writing.
For the past four years I've been living with no TV in a place they call The Back Of Beyond.
Lu You was far from ecstatic at the prospect, since his new job as an administrator in what was, at that time, most definitely the back of beyond represented, at best, a sideways move on the bureaucratic career ladder.
When their car breaks down, they are forced to stay in a seedy motel in the back of beyond.