on the way(redirected from on the way to)
*on the way (to something or some place)and *on one's way (to something or some place)
moving toward a place; advancing toward a new status or condition. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Is he here yet or is he on the way? Mary is better now and on the way to recovery. She's now on the way to San Francisco. Yes, she's on her way.
on the wayalso on your/its way somewhere
happening or arriving soon They have three kids, and another on the way. This software is well on its way to driving me crazy. We're on our way from the airport, so save some supper for us!
on the way
1. Also, on one's way. In the process of coming, going, or traveling; also, about to come. For example, The mail plane is on the way, or She is on her way out the door, or Winter is on the way.
2. On the route of a journey, as in I met him on the way to town, or We ran into them on the way. [c. a.d. 1000]
3. on the way to; well on the way to. On the point of experiencing or achieving, as in James is on the way to becoming a full professor, or Nancy is well on her way to a nervous breakdown. [Late 1800s] Also see on the way out.
on the way
On the route of a journey: met him on the way to town; ran into them on the way.