in one's way

[in one's way] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Within reach; likely to bemet; before you.

The chance to work for a printer was put in myway.

Compare: PUT IN THE WAY OF. 2. or [in the way] In your path as ahindrance; placed so as to block the way.

Fred tried to get to thedoor, but the table was in the way.

A tree had fallen across thestreet and was in Jim's way as he drove.

Mary tried to clean thehouse, but the baby was always in the way.