“It was way out in the middle of nowhere.”

English Lesson: It was way out in the middle of nowhere.

You're talking to a client at a business lunch. You're telling him about a vacation you recently took to a remote cabin in the mountains. You say this while explaining how far away from the city it was.

It was way out in the middle of nowhere.

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way out

When English speakers who live in cities talk about places that are in the country or in the wilderness, we use the word "out":

She lives out in the country.

You can also use "out" to describe being in another city that's far away toward the east or west:

Mirabel just moved out to L.A. a few weeks ago.

When somewhere is especially far, use "way out":

The nearest one I know of is way out in Burlington.

the middle of nowhere

"The middle of nowhere" is an expression to describe a place that's far away from the city, or that doesn't have many people or buildings. For example:

We got super lost and ended up driving out in the middle of nowhere.

Have you been to Edith's new house? It's way out in the middle of nowhere.