Get in someone's way or stand in someone's way?

Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 05:52 pm
Which of the two expressions is correct: "to stand in someone's way" or "to get in someone's way"?

If both are possible, do they share the same meaning?

If not, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me a few examples?

Thank you
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Jewels Vern
Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 09:34 am
They are the same meaning, except for the difference between "get" (motion) and "stand" (no motion).
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Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2019 02:47 pm
They're not exactly the same, you don't have to be standing to get in someone's way.

If you sat too close to the television and stopped other people seeing all of it you wouldn't be standing in their way, but you'd certainly be getting in their way.

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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 01:18 am
Also getting in someone's way can be passive, unintentional but standing in someone's way is more likely to be deliberate.

For example. The assassin tried to kill the princess but unfortunately for him the royal photographer tried to take a photo at the same time and got in his way. The assassin then ran towards the princess but one of her bodyguards stood in his way.
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