in one's way

in one's way  {adv.} or  {adj. phr.}
1. Within reach; likely to be met; before you.
The chance to work for a printer was put in my way.
In your path as a hindrance; placed so as to block the way.
Fred tried to get to the door, but the table was in the way.
A tree had fallen across the street and was in Jim's way as he drove.
Mary tried to clean the house, but the baby was always in the way.
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