The idiom ‘off the beaten path' means ‘to be fairly unknown'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘off the beaten path' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.
This idiom can mean to be little known, or to be in a remote or lesser known area. This is especially heard in terms of a business or destination. Conversely, ‘the beaten track’ means something that is frequently done or a route that is frequently travelled. This is not a commonly heard idiom in social environments, but can be heard more often in professional situations.
I’ve never tried yoga before, so when I eventually did, I really strayed off the beaten path.
She went off the beaten path and landed a job she never expected.