off the beaten track

off the beaten track
In a place or places not commonly visited.

From Nikko northwards my route was altogether off the beaten track, and had never been traversed in its entirety by any European. I lived among the Japanese, and saw their mode of living in regions unaffected by European contact.

2. adverb
To a place or places not commonly visited.

It is not the authors purpose to dwell on famous attractions, but rather to go off the beaten track, and frequently the tourist is encouraged to leave the car and explore the surrounding country on foot.


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  • off the beaten track — {adv. phr.} Not well known or often used; not gone to or seen by many people; unusual. * /The theater is off the beaten track./ * /We are looking for a vacation spot that is off the beaten track./ Compare: OUT OF THE WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the beaten track — {adv. phr.} Not well known or often used; not gone to or seen by many people; unusual. * /The theater is off the beaten track./ * /We are looking for a vacation spot that is off the beaten track./ Compare: OUT OF THE WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • off the beaten track — Somewhere that s off the beaten track is in a remote location …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • off the beaten track — off the beaten path we tried to find a campsite off the beaten track Syn: out of the way, isolated, quiet, private, remote, unfrequented, outlying, secluded, hidden, backwoods, in the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere, in the hinterlands;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • off the beaten track — ► off the beaten track isolated. Main Entry: ↑beat …   English terms dictionary

  • off the beaten track — adjective remote from populous or much traveled regions (Freq. 1) they found a quiet out of the way resort • Syn: ↑out of the way • Similar to: ↑far * * * off the beaten track 1. Away from frequented roads …   Useful english dictionary

  • off\ the\ beaten\ track — adv. phr. Not well known or often used; not gone to or seen by many people; unusual. The theater is off the beaten track. We are looking for a vacation spot that is off the beaten track. Compare: out of the way …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off the beaten track — not on the main road, out of the way    I like to explore places that are off the beaten track wild places …   English idioms

  • off the beaten track —    Somewhere that s off the beaten track is in a remote location.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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