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I asked an online friend "I haven't see you for a while".

He replied

Yeah, life kind of got in the way for a little while.

What doe's it mean? And what's its structure?

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It's an idiom that means the routine of day-to-day living (things your friend had to do) had to take priority over things your friend wanted to do.

In this case, it sounds like the demands of day-to-day living (jobs, bills, responsibilities, family, illness and hardships to name a few) had to take priority over socialising with his friends for a while.

  • Thanks, however I don't know how that sentence means what you say. Is it grammatical by the way? – Ahmad Dec 1 '16 at 14:59

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