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Unit 8. Movement and transport


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a stone's throw (away/from)
very close (to)
as the crow files
in a stringht line (used for measuring distance)
follow your nose
go straight forward, without turning; do what you fell is right in a particular situation, although you are not certain
in the middle of nowhere
a long way from any town or city
lose your bearings
become confused about where you are and where other things are
make a beeline for
go towards someone or sth in the quickest and most direct way
off the beaten track
away from populated areas or areas popular with tourists
stop dead in your track
suddenly stop, for example because you are surprised
take a short cut to
follow a path that is quicker and shorter than the usual way
take the scenic route
follow a longer path than usual one because it is more attractive