to be in (the/one's) way: to block or obstruct; not to be helpful, to cause
inconvenience (for both, also: to get in the/one's way)

Examples of TO BE IN THE/ONE'S WAY



  • The brave citizen stood in the way of the line of tanks so they wouldn't reach the Square.

  • Getting off the airplane took forever because everybody was in the way, crowded into the aisles.