be onto a winner

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be onto a winner

To be progressing in a way that is likely to succeed. I think we're onto a winner with this new environmental initiative—the whole company has really embraced it. After all of those failed experiments, our team is finally onto a winner now.
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be onto a winner

to be likely to succeed, usually because what you are selling is very popular I think they're onto a winner with their latest product.
See also: winner