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Idiom of the day: Stand in the way of someone / something

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Today we take a closer look at two meanings of the idiom: stand in the way:

Stand in the way: to stand in the pathway or movement of someone or something.
"There were some people standing in my way so I couldn't get through the door."
"You parked your car in the way of that truck. It can't get past."
"Several people stood right in my way, so I couldn't move."

Stand in the way: to try to stop or prevent something from happening.
"You know I won't stand in your way if you want to apply for a job abroad."
"I'd never stand in the way of her plans."
"You can't stand in the way of progress."
"She plans to become a doctor and no one had better stand in her way."

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