a way off

1) a long time in the future

Christmas is still a way off.

2) a long distance away

It's still quite a way off to Glasgow.


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  • way-off — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the adverbial phrase way off dialect : far off 1 * * * way off «WAY F, OF», adjective. distant: »The way off sound of children s voices (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • way off (base) — mod. on the wrong track; completely wrong. (See also off base.) □ I think you’re way off base. Try again. □ Sorry. You are way off. You should just give up …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • way off — {adj. phr.} At a great distance from a particular point (said of a discrepancy). * /We were way off on our calculations; the house cost us twice as much as we had thought./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • way off — {adj. phr.} At a great distance from a particular point (said of a discrepancy). * /We were way off on our calculations; the house cost us twice as much as we had thought./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • way\ off — adj. phr. At a great distance from a particular point (said of a discrepancy). We were way off on our calculations; the house cost us twice as much as we had thought …   Словарь американских идиом

  • way off — …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) way off — …   Useful english dictionary

  • way — or go one s way [wā] n. [ME < OE weg, akin to Ger < IE base * weĝh , to go > L vehere, to carry, ride, Gr ochos, wagon] 1. a means of passing from one place to another, as a road, highway, street or path [the Appian Way] 2. room or space …   English World dictionary

  • off base — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not agreeing with fact; wrong. * /The idea that touching a toad causes warts is off base./ * /When Tom said that the teacher s explanation did not agree with the book, the teacher was embarrassed at being caught off base./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off base — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not agreeing with fact; wrong. * /The idea that touching a toad causes warts is off base./ * /When Tom said that the teacher s explanation did not agree with the book, the teacher was embarrassed at being caught off base./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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