back of beyond
Date: 1816 a remote place

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • back of beyond — noun a very remote and inaccessible place you d have to go to the back of beyond to find one of those • Hypernyms: ↑depth * * * : an extremely remote place ; especially : the outback of Australia * * * noun the back of beyond informal : a p …   Useful english dictionary

  • back of beyond —    An isolated place located far from any town is said to be in the     back of beyond.     It took us hours to find Jack s house. He lives in the back of beyond …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • back of beyond — Colloquial –noun 1. a remote, inaccessible place. 2. the far outback: *Thinks she s comin to the back o beyond, does Mely! –henry handel richardson, 1917. –adverb 3. in the outback. 4. to the outback. Also, back o beyond …   Australian English dictionary

  • back of beyond — noun A very remote place. and you, wi’ some o’ your auld warld stories, that the mind o’ man canna resist, whirl’d them to the back o’ beyont to look at the auld Roman camp Syn: beyond the black stump …   Wiktionary

  • back of beyond — Synonyms and related words: China, Darkest Africa, God knows where, Greenland, North Pole, Outer Mongolia, Pago Pago, Pillars of Hercules, Siberia, South Pole, Thule, Tierra del Fuego, Timbuktu, Ultima Thule, Yukon, antipodean, antipodes, back,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • back of beyond — middle of nowhere, boondocks, other side of the world …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Back of beyond — far out bush as one can get, right out outback of Australia …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • back of beyond — I Australian Slang far out bush as one can get, right out outback of Australia II Australian English Far away in the outback …   English dialects glossary

  • Back-of-Beyond — Australia’s sparsely inhabited interior …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • back of beyond — n. remote, isolated area (often far from even a small town) …   English slang

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