Passage :

W: I need to check my messages.

M: How are you going to do that? We are in the middle of the freeway!

W: I’m going to use my cell phone. Haven’t you ever done that?

M: No. I just use my cell phone to talk to other people.

Could you explain "We are in the middle of the freeway"?

  • Did you look up freeway in the dictionary? What did you find? May 4, 2015 at 11:24
  • I thought it 's an idiom May 4, 2015 at 11:26
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    But you need to understand the individual words before you know whether they're being used literally or idiomatically, no? May 4, 2015 at 11:28
  • A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated. Common English terms are freeway and motorway. May 4, 2015 at 11:30

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In the middle of the freeway means on the road, far away from a classical computer or internet access - something like this:

image from wikipedia Source: Original uploader was Richmeister at en.wikipedia


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