on the right track


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on the right track

 
1. Lit. following the right track or trail; riding on the correct track, as with a train. The train was on the right track when it left the station. I can't imagine how it got lost.
2. Fig. following the right set of assumptions. Tom is on the right track and will solve the mystery soon. You are on the right track to find the answer.
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on the right track

doing something correctly or well I think he is going to help us work together and get us back on the right track for the final weeks of the baseball season. Tax cuts for the rich will not put the economy on the right track.
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References in classic literature ?
The idea of a snake instantly occurred to me, and when I coupled it with my knowledge that the doctor was furnished with a supply of creatures from India, I felt that I was probably on the right track.
I kept a bold face before Lestrade, but, upon my soul, I believe that for once the fellow is on the right track and we are on the wrong.