in the way of

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in the way of

  1. (idiomatic) In relation to; in connection with; with respect to.
  2. (idiomatic) In or into a position of being likely to obtain, to attain, or to achieve.
  3. (idiomatic) Similar to; as an instance of; as a kind of.
    • 1860 December – 1861 August, Charles Dickens, chapter XIX, in Great Expectations [], volume I, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published October 1861, OCLC 3359935, page 328:
      "My dear young friend, rely upon my doing my little all in your absence, by keeping the fact before the mind of Joseph.—Joseph!" said Mr. Pumblechook, in the way of a compassionate adjuration.
    • 1906, O. Henry, "The Gift Of The Magi":
      I don't think there's anything in the way of a haircut or a shave or a shampoo that could make me like my girl any less.

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