off the beaten track

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: the beaten track - remote from populous or much-traveled regions; "they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort"
far - located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"
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(biːt) past tense beat: past participle ˈbeaten verb
1. to strike or hit repeatedly. Beat the drum.
2. to win against. She beat me in a contest.
3. to mix thoroughly. to beat an egg.
4. to move in a regular rhythm. My heart is beating faster than usual.
5. to mark or indicate (musical time) with a baton etc. A conductor beats time for an orchestra.
1. a regular stroke or its sound. I like the beat of that song.
2. a regular or usual course. a policeman's beat.
ˈbeater noun
ˈbeating noun
ˈbeaten adjective
1. overcome; defeated. the beaten team; He looked tired and beaten.
2. mixed thoroughly. beaten egg.
beat about the bush
to approach a subject in an indirect way, without coming to the point or making any decision.
beat down
1. (of the sun) to give out great heat. The sun's rays beat down on us.
2. to (force to) lower a price by bargaining. We beat the price down; We beat him down to a good price.
beat it
to go away. Beat it, or I'll hit you!; She told her little brother to beat it.
beat off
to succeed in overcoming or preventing. The old man beat off the youths who attacked him; He beat the attack off easily.
beat a (hasty) retreat
to go away in a hurry. The children beat a hasty retreat when he appeared.
beat up
to punch, kick or hit (a person) severely and repeatedly. He beat up an old lady.
off the beaten track
away from main roads, centres of population etc.
References in classic literature ?
I came down from the north to do a little trading and hunting," he said, "and got way off the beaten track.
They go off the beaten track exploring villages, meeting the locals and staying in the hill retreat of Tetebatu.
It was just too early Eking out the last of the Quality Street while watching a nice nature programme on BBC2 called Kate Humble: Off The Beaten Track.
Birmingham has some lovely places to visit, so I suggest that all of you Brummies get off the beaten track and pay them all a visit.
I'd say there is a logistical issue, it's a little off the beaten track.
Slightly off the beaten track of top-class sport I was delighted to read this week that I shared the same surname as the world's best marmalade maker.
The New Renault Duster 4x4 is capable of meeting all the challenges: tackling the city with its robust design or heading off the beaten track with its all-terrain capabilities.
A lot of the time these gigs off the beaten track turn out to be the mostinteresting ones.
ITV bosses have decided not to continue with Off The Beaten Track after it failed to make an impact in the ratings, pulling in barely three million viewers.
com travel editor Allison Busacca says that exploration off the beaten track has been become a trend due to increasing interest from a younger generation who don't see any barrier to travel, whether political, social or economic.
Its novel and unique polymer design offers a wide compatibility with other polymer chemistries as acrylics or even alkyds, enabling formulators to explore new blending combinations off the beaten track.
A little off the beaten track but well worth a visit as it really is a little gem.