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Is there any idiomatic expression to convey the meaning such as 'far from a specific topic or an area of activities' in English?

These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users that are far away from business and politics.

I want to find a correct phrase because what I've come up with sounds weird in my opinion.

  • What's "far way"? The ordinary users, or their opinions? – FumbleFingers Nov 8 '14 at 17:54
  • And what is a "user"? What are they using? Drugs? Software? Soap? – TRomano Nov 8 '14 at 18:02
  • @ FumbleFingers ordinary users are not involved in business and politics. They are not interested in such things. – user93573 Nov 8 '14 at 18:14
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    These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users who are far removed from business and politics. These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users who are unassociated with business and politics. – Joe Dark Nov 8 '14 at 18:27
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    I would go with far removed, kudos to Joe Dark. It seems idiomatic. – CowperKettle Nov 8 '14 at 18:38
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There are many ways to indicate a person who is not especially attuned to business or politics. One is to say that person's interests lie elsewhere, which in your example might read as follows:

These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users whose principal interests lie outside business and politics.

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These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users that are far away from business and politics.

You could also use:

These survey conclusions summarize opinions of ordinary users, those not engaged in business and politics.

In the stead of not engaged, Joe Dark's far removed (from) would also fit nicely.

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