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Back o’ beyond

remote; out-of-the-way; isolated.


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  • Back o’ bourke

    adverb (Austral) in a remote or backward place

  • Back of

    the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]

  • Back of beyond

    remote; out-of-the-way; isolated. Extremely remote. For example, John’s about to move to some tiny island, truly back of beyond. This term, used as a humorous exaggeration, relies on the meaning of beyond (or the beyond) as “a distant place, beyond human experience.” [ Early 1800s ]

  • Back of one’s hand

    Rejection or contempt, as in Unimpressed with him, she gave the back of her hand to his suggestion. This phrase is usually the object of a verb such as give or show. [ Second half of 1700s ] Back of the hand similarly means “an insult” in the term back-handed compliment (see under know like […]

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