A sort of back water

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-68 “Back Again”, question 5

Where we live is a sort of back because nobody here knows what’s going on in the world.

(a) stream
(b) river
© pond
(d) water

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-68 “Back Again”, answer 5

Where we live is a sort of backwater because nobody here knows what’s going on in the world.

Correct answer: (d) water

Hi all! What is it! ‘A sort of back water’?

Thank you
student

Hi Student,

This means a place that is a long way from the nearest town - a quiet place that is not known to many people.

Alan