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down the road

in the future down the line I was asked to gather statistical data that could be useful down the road.
Usage notes: often a time in the future is mentioned: This is a great invention, but a marketable product is several years down the road.
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down the road

 
1. if an event is a particular period of time down the road, it will not happen until that period has passed This is a wonderful invention, but a marketable product is several years down the road yet.
2. (American) if you say that something will happen down the road, you mean it will happen in the future We may at some point buy a house but that's down the road.
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down the road

In the future; at a later date.
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References in classic literature ?
Neither Bert nor Laurier made any reply, and presently, after a little skilful expectoration, the young gentleman was attracted by the appearance of two of his friends down the road and shuffled off, whooping weirdly.
Let us walk down the road a little," said the priest.
He went off sulking, but more sheepishly than I had expected-- perhaps he had been shaken by his fall--and I watched the star of sand splashed on his back receding down the road with a horrid vindictive pleasure.
The bike came flying down the road and I just knew he wasn't going to get round the corner," she said.
Well, the university is just a couple of miles down the road - we don't have to go to America to do that.
From what I can gather she got herself into a sitting position and a chap driving down the road stopped to help her.
When I told her, she said "Good for you, I've had to get off this scooter five times to get half way down the road.
Repeating an argument made at the weekend, he said: "We are in danger of lurching down the road towards fascism.
So I don't need to worry about the royal baby because, to be perfectly frank, the child might as well be on Mars when it comes down to the world I have to live in and that young girl down the road who goes without food to put clothes on her child's back.
Schwartz and his colleagues also are cooking up some other radio-oriented methods to enable wireless telecommunications down the road.
Schumer asked if the Fed were not concerned that, by keeping short rates low when the economy undergoes robust expansion, it might not trigger higher inflation down the road.
People can try to explain to their children, but in that case that child gets worried about why their parents are poorer than those down the road.
11pm, a group of four young people pass by as a cyclist makes his way down the road.
Because new partners are so eager to jump in and have so many urgent matters they must address, they usually are not looking far down the road.
Harrison met the inevitable criticism over the choice of opponent head-on, claiming: 'The key thing for me is my development and where I intend to be down the road.