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  1. matilda
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    Hello all

    What does the following sentence mean?

    (My way or the high way)?


    One of my classmates used this when his parents didn't wish him register in university, and he wanted to do so.
    I'm not so close to him to ask him what it means, but you may know the usage of this sentence.

    Thanks all

    Matilda


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    Red face Re: 172-my way or high way

    Hey! I Think Is The Choice Between The Way That He Wants To Proceed(your Classmate) Or The 'high Way' The Way That Is Supposed To Persue

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    Re: 172-my way or high way

    A highway is another name for a road or expressway in the US. When someone tells you "it's my way or the highway," they mean that if you don't do things their way, then you can just leave. Or, colloquially, "do what I say or else take a hike!"

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    Re: 172-my way or high way

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    Hello all
    What does the following sentence mean?
    (My way or the high way)?
    One of my classmates used this when his parents didn't wish him register in university, and he wanted to do so.
    I'm not so close to him to ask him what it means, but you may know the usage of this sentence.
    Thanks all
    Matilda

    highway=motorway=a major road for any form of motor transport

    my way- the way I think it`s right for me to do something
    ex. I`ll do it my way not as you ask me to do it.

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    Re: 172-my way or high way

    My way or the highway- Do what I say or get lost!

  4. matilda
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    so it shouldn't be that polite, is it?


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    Re: 172-my way or high way

    How about, either they can do this nice and easy ( my way) or things will be more complicated for his parents ( high way; which is not joined together to make a motorway, but meaning that there will be obstacles along the way), as in; he will make things difficult for them to find him a school.

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    Re: 172-my way or high way

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    so it shouldn't be that polite, is it?
    It's not necessarily impolite, but it is usually said as a sort of ultimatum. "You will do things the way I say, or you will get out right now!" It's often used by parents to an errant teenager or a stubborn boss to an employee.

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