on the road


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on the road

Traveling away from one's home or usual place of work. We're expanding our business across the country, so I've been on the road almost constantly for the past three months.
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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

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 ˈroad


1 travelling, especially for long distances or periods of time: The band has been on the road for six months.
2 (of a car) in good condition so that it can be legally driven: It will cost about €700 to get the car back on the road.
3 moving from place to place, and having no permanent home: Life on the road can be very hard.
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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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