off the beaten track

variants: or US

off the beaten path

Definition of off the beaten track

  1. :  in or to a place that is not close to the places where people usually go The restaurant is a little off the beaten track, so it won't be crowded.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

beatenplay
  1. :  hammered into a desired shape

    :  much trodden and worn smooth

    :  familiar

trackplay
  1. :  detectable evidence (such as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a wheel rut) that something has passed

    :  a path made by or as if by repeated footfalls :  trail

    :  a course laid out especially for racing

  1. :  to follow the tracks or traces of :  trail

    :  to search for by following evidence until found

    :  to follow by vestiges :  trace


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