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    Default in the way of cell reception

    Places I've hiked don't have much in the way of cell reception. I'm not sure how much good they'll do.

    What does the phrase in the way of mean in this context?

    Places I've hiked don't have much cell reception.

    Does this sentence mean the same thing?(i.e. There won't be much (cell phone)signals in the way you go)

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    Default Re: in the way of cell reception

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Places I've hiked don't have much in the way of cell reception. I'm not sure how much good they'll do.

    What does the phrase in the way of mean in this context?

    Places I've hiked don't have much cell reception.

    Does this sentence mean the same thing?(i.e. There won't be much (cell phone)signals in the way you go)

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    in the way of - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: in the way of cell reception

    Thank you raymott. I didn't know that it was an idiom. Then, Do my suggestion almost mean(by leaving out things in bracket) the same?

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    Default Re: in the way of cell reception

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Thank you raymott. I didn't know that it was an idiom. Then, does my suggestion almost mean(by leaving out things in bracket) the same?
    Yes, it means pretty much the same thing.

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