get/stay/keep out of someone's/the way

idiom

: to not block someone's path
He asked the children to keep out of his way while he made dinner.

Examples of get/stay/keep out of someone's/the way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every year, though, the Tiananmen Square massacre is immortalized by the famous photo of a man with bags in hand – identity still unknown - refusing to get out of the way of tanks that tried to move through the square. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 4 June 2024 Good news: Max manages to distract our bad guy and get out of the way of his gun — just in time for Josh (Matt Lauria) and Serena (Ariana Guerra) to save the day. Michael Schneider, Variety, 20 May 2024 What matters, Martha, is whether the next stage of this conflict against Hamas, which Israel has every right to carry out, allows for civilians to get out of the way of any future attack on Rafah. ABC News, 12 May 2024 The United States should just get out of the way and stop all aid to all parties. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 It’s meant to provide a basic function and then get out of the way, and that’s not the worst thing for a toothbrush app, even if brushing insights would have been nice. PCMAG, 16 Apr. 2024 From the streets of downtown to the roofs of apartment buildings, and in neighborhood yards across North Texas, everyone seemed to be outside, staring with their glasses toward the sky and praying for that cloud to get out of the way. Matt Leclercq, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Apr. 2024 When an officer got out of his vehicle to begin a felony stop on the suspects, the driver accelerated back into the roadway and hit the officer, who had backed up in an effort to get out of the way. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 23 Feb. 2024 Along the way, some of those cells have to get out of the way of the rest. Quanta Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024

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“Get/stay/keep out of someone's/the way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fstay%2Fkeep%20out%20of%20someone%27s%2Fthe%20way. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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