off the beaten track




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - off the beaten track

"off the beaten track"

away from the frequently traveled routes;

not known or popular with many people

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - off the beaten track

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I heard you are going on a business trip to Kenya.

Colleague 2: How exciting, right?

Colleague 1: Are you planning to do any sightseeing while you are there?

Colleague 2: I've arranged a two-day safari way off the beaten track for when the conference is over. It is over an eight-hour drive from the capital and not a popular tourist destination.

Colleague 1: Sounds really interesting and remote. Just be careful.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - off the beaten track

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Where's Katy? It is almost time to leave for the movie theater.

Friend 2: You know Katy. She decided to go see another one of those strange foreign-language films. She has never really like mainstream movies.

Friend 1: You are right. Her taste in video has always been off the beaten track. Come to think of it, she never watches TV either.

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off the beaten track - Usage:

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off the beaten track - Gerund Form:

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off the beaten track - Examples:

1)  ... spend your holiday walking from Asprokavos to Liapades, all the way staying off the beaten track and visiting little-known villages and beaches.

2)  This is a remote area where you can truly venture off the beaten track and experience nature, untouched landscape and traditional lifestyles.

3)  If you want to get off the beaten track and away from touristy places such as Senggigi, then we recommend ...

4)  ... with trips ranging from 2hours to full day trips, showing you areas off the beaten track. Fish with local guides offering expert local advise and the best fishing ...

5)  Move to a smaller town off the beaten track. Live a modest lifestyle.

6)  Having fun, off the beaten track, our goal was to see the countryside.

7)  ... is definitely one of discovery and the delight of veering off the beaten track to discover the many places not on your guide book's top ten list.

8)  They tend to be 'remote' or 'off the beaten track' -- on the top of a hill, off the side of the ...

9)  Once we land, be a courageous explorer. Go off the beaten track, and get lost in the feelings here. Converse with the locals, ...

10)  You definitely get to meet some interesting people when you get off the beaten track.

11)  You couldn't really blame him. Earth was badly positioned -- miles off the beaten track in a lonely and somewhat run-down part of the universe.

12)  ... the culture, live with the locals, savour the flavours, get off the beaten track... click on the map to explore the Edge of India!

13)  ... have yet to find their way back. Maybe they're so far off the beaten track now, they never will. Lost souls wandering in a juvenile never never ...

14)  We live in a very rural, sparsely populated and off the beaten track part of California.

15)  ... is a little off the beaten track and getting there can be a bit daunting.

16)  ... it has been known to rent a satellite phone to provide backup when off the beaten track.

17)  Way off the beaten track, the cozy little watering hole was almost never visited by anyone except the locals.

18)  ... nice people, really good food, lovely view, but a bit off the beaten track (you have to drive down a cliff through a jungle to get there).

19)  It's based on an idea to explore artists who are really off the beaten track. We did it first at Tate Modern a couple of years ago.

20)  Below we have featured some recommended tour operators who can get you off the beaten track and take you to places you could only ever dream of.