the middle of nowhere


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the middle of nowhere

An extremely distant, remote, and isolated location. I'll never understand why they built this campus out here in the middle of nowhere. Even though we were only a few miles outside of town, the empty fields on each side of the cabin made it feel like the middle of nowhere.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

middle of nowhere

a very isolated place. I don't want to stay out here in the middle of nowhere. I was stranded in the middle of nowhere for an hour with a flat tire.
See also: middle, nowhere, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

the middle of nowhere

somewhere very remote and isolated. informal
This is one example of several derogatory expressions concerning rural life as viewed from an urban perspective: compare with the back of beyond (at back) and in the sticks (at stick).
See also: middle, nowhere, of
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

middle of nowhere

n. an isolated place. I don’t want to stay out here in the middle of nowhere.
See also: middle, nowhere, of
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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According to the Daily Express, Flintoff, who has a daughter Holly, nine, and two sons Corey, eight, and Rocky, five, said that he missed his children as they were in the middle of nowhere while shooting for the show and he only had a satellite phone.