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the middle of nowhere

This page is about the idiom the middle of nowhere

Meaning: If a place is in the middle of nowhere, it's far from where most people live.

For example:

  • My car broke down in the middle of nowhere, and I had to wait for hours before a truck arrived to tow it to the nearest town.

  • Why do you want to go there? It's in the middle of nowhere and there'll be nothing to do!

Quick Quiz:

My uncle built a house in the middle of nowhere because he wants to

a. live in a peaceful place

b. have lots of neighbours

c. spend a lot of time travelling there and back

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Contributor: Matt Errey