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on the road

Fig. traveling from place to place, not necessarily on the highways; working away from one's home or office. I was on the road with the circus for six months. I don't work in the main office anymore. Now I'm on the road.
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on the road

traveling to different places The band spends three months a year on the road. Busy professionals prefer e-mail because they can work at home, at the office, or on the road.
Usage notes: often used to describe traveling entertainers or sales representatives
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on the road

1. Traveling, as in Our salesmen are on the road five days a week. [Mid-1600s]
2. on the road to. On the way to, following a course that will end in. For example, We could see Mary was on the road to recovery, or The business obviously was on the road to ruin. [Mid-1600s]
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on the road

mod. traveling from place to place, not necessarily on the highways. (see also get the show on the road.) I was on the road with the circus for six months.
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on the road

1. On tour, as a theatrical company.
2. Traveling, especially as a salesperson.
3. Wandering, as a vagabond.
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