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the back of beyond | the back of the beyond

This page is about the idiom the back of beyond | the back of the beyond

Meaning

You can say a place is in the back of beyond, or the back of the beyond, if it's very far from towns or cities.

For example

  • Why do you want to live way out in the desert? It's in the back of beyond.

  • Ivan went to visit his cousins in a tiny village in the back of the beyond. It took him a long time to get there.

Note:
"The back of beyond" is used more in British and Australian English, while "the back of the beyond" is used more in American English.

Quick Quiz

My Uncle Jed lives in a little old cabin in the back of beyond, right near

a. a subway station

b. a baseball stadium

c. a mountain range
a) a subway station b) a baseball stadium c) a mountain range

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Contributor: Matt Errey