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.
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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.
With Heart of Darkness, the discussion of the racism spectrum ties in nicely with the question I always ask on the very first day and then table for later: what does Kurtz turn into, and how does he get that way? How does he get from high-minded "White Man's Burden" sentiment of his neatly written "Report for the Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs" to the note scrawled much later at the bottom, "Exterminate all the brutes!" (1995)?
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).
That Way has lost the thread of what she's saying becomes abundantly clear in "Dirt," which does set aside voice-over and mime for pure dance.
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. And when I was finally out of the house, I went back to Pittsburgh; I was going back to my grandmother, who was my first mother.
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.