put (one) in the way of (something)(redirected from put you in the way of)
put (one) in the way of (something)
1. To provide one the opportunity to obtain or achieve something. Sometimes our fears can put us in the way of profound personal growth.
2. To put one at risk of encountering or receiving something unwanted or unpleasant. Many fear that this decision could put the country in the way of war. Our family's lifestyle choices put us in the way of many snide remarks from people in the community.
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put something in the way of someone or something
to place a barrier in the way of someone or something. You know I don't want to put anything in the way of your happiness. I would never put anything in the way of you and Donna.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
put in the way of
Also, put in one's way.
1. Obstruct or impede, as in The police put a traffic barrier in the way of northbound motorists, or I don't want to put anything in the way of your advancement. [c. 1500]
2. See in one's way, def. 2.
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.
put someone in the way ofgive a person the opportunity of. dated
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