get into/out of the way of something/of doing something(redirected from get out of the way of doing something)
get into the way
1. Literally, to begin obstructing or impeding someone or something. I appreciate that you're trying to help, but you're actually just getting into the way. The tree keeps getting into the way. We'll have to reframe the scene.
2. To become accustomed to something. I think you'll feel better once you've gotten into the way of doing your new job.
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.