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  1. blouen's Avatar
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    Out of the way

    The Chigi was an out-of-the-way alcove, a literal hole-in-the -wall, a tribute to a great patron fo science, decorated with earthly symbology.


    What do the text in bold mean?

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    Re: Out of the way

    "Out of the way" describes a place that is not easy to find; it is not located on a main street or in a largely populated area. It is somewhat remote and quiet.

    "Hole in the wall" describes a place that is small and not fancy or elegant; it might be downright shabby. For example, my favorite Chinese restaurant in my hometown can be described as a hole in the wall - from the outside it looks like a tiny, abandoned factory; inside it's a little dark and the furniture is old, the carpet is worn. But the food is delicious, so you can't always judge a place on appearance alone.

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    Re: Out of the way

    Very clear, Ouisch! Not like the out of the way and hole in the wall stuff.

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