■ some way, quite a way : quite a long distance
- She had to park some way from the restaurant
■ a long way off, a long way away, a long way ahead etc : far away in distance or in time
- A peace settlement now seems a long way off.
- I don't want to go all that way and not see him.
- Britain retains an aristocratic structure ... if not to a complete meritocracy, at least some way in that direction. (Milton Friedman, 1997)