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way off

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Very; extremely; absolutely; to the max: one of the way coolest in the US (1980s+)


Yes; on the contrary •Used as a response to the negative ''No way!'' (1990s+)

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beat one's way, the french way, go out of one's way, go the limit, the greek way, the hard way, in a big way, know one's way around, not a one-way street, no way, rub someone the wrong way, there's no way

[May have developed from all the way, attested along with way, both meaning ''very'' in prison slang of the 1980s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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