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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 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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References in classic literature ?
As soon as I was mounted, holding on to Dogger's belt, the supervisor gave the word, and the party struck out at a bouncing trot on the road to Dr.
But they say there are many dangers lurking on the road to the great Fairy City, and so we must be very careful.
On the road to Sydney I spent a very pleasant evening with Captain King at Dunheved; and thus ended my little excursion in the colony of New South Wales.
5 HIGHLIGHTS ON THE ROAD TO ENERGY FITNESS 1Getting an E.