off the beaten path

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off the beaten path

  1. (idiomatic) In a secluded location; in or to a place which is not frequently visited or not widely known.
    • 1915, B. M. Bower, Jean of the Lazy A, ch. 10,
      Jean had thought that the prowler might be some tramp who had wandered far off the beaten path of migratory humans.
    • 2005, "Microsoft Confirms Windows Flaw," Time, 30 Dec.,
      Only a small group of websites, well off the beaten path of most surfers, contain the malicious code.