that way

that way

1. Used to indicate a person's particular mood, condition, or mode of behavior. Sorry about Bill's mood swings. He can be a bit hard to deal with when he gets that way. I realized that I always get that way when I drink, so I've decided to give up alcohol altogether.
2. As a result of that; by those means or that method. Let's start carpooling to work. We'll save a bunch of money on gas that way. We've started releasing our newest products at the very end of the fiscal year. That way our end-of-year results end up getting a nice boost.
See also: that, way

that way

1. mod. in love. Well, Martha’s that way, but Sam’s just out for a good time.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m sorry, but Fred’s that way again and can’t drive to work.
3. mod. homosexual. Ken said that you-know-who was acting sort of that way. What a gossip!
See also: that, way
References in classic literature ?
We may end our preliminary catalogue with BELIEF, by which I mean that way of being conscious which may be either true or false.
Parker: It's that way in life--if people believe you are actually trying to help, whether you actually succeed or not isn't always the bottom line.
It's "'hard to always remember what you were feeling when you ain't feeling it exactly that way no more,'" she tells Ursa (79).
When I was fifteen, I was sort of, you know, put out of the house, although I wonder if my mother would remember it that way.
Together, they completed the conversion that Way and her ODC dancers had begun, changing it into an office-studio complex that now houses both companies.