(to be) on the right track

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - on the right track

"(to be) on the right track"

to be doing something in a way that will bring good results


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on the right track

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I think what I will do is combine the most pertinent details of the last three quarters to produce a report that sums up the current state of the company.

Colleague 2: Sounds like you are on the right track. I suppose the challenge is to decide which details are pertinent.

Colleague 1: If you think that I have the basic idea correct, then I will go ahead and write the report and then we can review it to see if there are any other details that need to be added.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on the right track

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I have decided that I need to take far better control of my finances. I am just spending far too much money and not saving enough. So I have cut up all but one of my credit cards and will only use that one for emergencies.

Friend 2: Sounds like you are on the right track for a brighter financial future.

(to be) on the right track - Usage:


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(to be) on the right track - Gerund Form:

Being on the right track, they were exactly where they needed to be to get the project finished by the deadline.

(to be) on the right track - Examples:

1)  ... have helped me to overcome obstacles and they have put me back on the right track when I wander.

2)  ... then the polling after votes were cast say the country is overwhelmingly on the right track.

3)  But he believes that the company is still on the right track to become ubiquitous.

4)  ... things are happening in my life that ensure me that I am on the right track!!!! God is leading me into a amazing new life

5)  ... success, it's totally not obvious that they may not be on the right track. i.e. they don't know what they don't know.

6)  Her easy-to-implement system will get busy workers off the treadmill and on the right track

7)  When it started raining diamonds, I knew I was on the right track.

8)  While I think you're on the right track in terms of direction, you may need more assistance in planning and executing your ...

9)  ... we meet this highest priority objective of responsible government. We are on the right track. We had a balanced budget in 1969.

10)  I feel strongly you're on the right track, Willis. I hope you develop your ideas fully.

11)  This book sets them off on the right track with only a few key items to remember. I would highly recommend this for ...

12)  ... but at least you can start on the right track from here out and not waste any more resources.

13)  ... form the basis for the search engine optimization tutorial will get you on the right track, even with a severely limited budget.

14)  There are just enough acceptances to reassure you that you're on the right track.

15)  I consider most significant for America's future, the Greens are on the right track. They certainly do not represent the status quo.

16)  It sounds like both of you are on the right track. Keep it up -- it will be worth it in the end!

17)  This is a great article to get you started on the right track to Pinterest for business success! 

18)  When this nation is on the right track, there's no end to opportunity.

19)  You're on the right track to avoid her after work calls.

20)  Just so you know, string theory was sort of on the right track, but they would never have been able to complete and unify the standard model.