middle of nowhere
  1. (idiomatic) A very remote place; a nondescript place lacking population, interesting things, or defining characteristics.
    • 1889 Nov. 2, "[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eP9FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5OcMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5529,3673427&dq=middle-of-nowhere&hl=en The Proof]" (editorial), The Daily Record (Kansas, USA), p. 2 (retrieved 12 April 2013):
      We set out to demonstrate to the people of the county that a corrupt ring managed the Republican party in this county. . . . We want that corrupt ring knocked into the middle of Nowhere.
    • 1920, Margaret Pedler, The Hermit of Far End, ch. 29:
      "Only we don't happen to be in the middle of nowhere! We're just about a couple of miles from a market town where abides a nice little inn whence petrol can be obtained."
    • 1977 Oct. 17, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,915633,00.html Now, the Poor Man's Jumbo Jet]," Time:
      South Florida's Everglades Jetport is a fancy name for a concrete runway in the middle of nowhere.
    • 2012 May 9, Bettina Wassener, "A Modern Magellan Demonstrates Power of the Sun ↗," New York Times (retrieved 12 April 2013):
      [A]fter weeks of journeying across the monotonous open sea. . . . “You see nothing for 30 days — you’re in the middle of nowhere, you feel like you are in outer space,” said Mr. Domjan.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: au milieu de nulle part, Saint Éloigné des voies ferrées, Saint-Loin-Loin de Pas Proche, en pleine cambrousse
  • German: irgendwo im Nirgendwo, Arsch der Welt, Pampa, wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen
  • Portuguese: Lugar Nenhum; meio do nada; onde Judas perdeu as botas; cu do mundo (vulgar); cu de Judas (vulgar), puta que pariu (vulgar)
  • Russian: у чёрта на рога́х
  • Spanish: en medio de la nada, el quinto pino, andurriales, a tomar por culo (vulgar), a tomar por saco; donde Cristo dio las tres voces

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