put in the way of

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put in the way of

Also, put in one's way.

  1. Obstruct or impede, as in The police put a traffic barrier in the way of northbound motorists, or I don't want to put anything in the way of your advancement. [c. 1500]

  2. See in one's way, def. 2.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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