get into/out of the way of something/of doing something

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get into the way

1. Literally, to begin obstructing or impeding someone. Just get out of the way when she's upset like this. I appreciate that you're trying to help, but you'd actually be more helpful if you got out of the way.
2. To become accustomed to something. I think you'll feel better once you've gotten into the way of doing your new job.
See also: get, way

get out of the way

1. To stop obstructing or impeding someone; to move out of someone's path. Just get out of the way when she's upset like this. I appreciate that you're trying to help, but you'd actually be more helpful if you got out of the way.
2. To lose one's ability to do something. With all this rainy weather lately, I've gotten out of the way of going to the gym.
3. To do something undesirable or unpleasant in order to be finished with it. In this usage, a noun of pronoun is used between "get" and "out." I volunteered to go first so that I could get my presentation out of the way.
See also: get, of, out, way

get into/out of the way of something/of doing something

become used to doing something/lose the habit of doing something: The women had got into the way of going out for a walk every evening.
See also: get, of, out, something, way