along the right lines

along the right lines

In or close to the manner that is most correct or able to achieve the desired result. After being rooted in the traditions of the past, the company has finally started thinking along the right lines in terms of modern consumer behaviors and expectations. I think your plan is along the right lines, but it could do with a bit of fine-tuning in some of the details.
See also: line, right
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One thing is certain, you are thinking along the right lines.
What we have got here is quality of people; people who are right minded and think along the right lines.
I think he is thinking along the right lines, but I would remind him that the elected councillors are in their positions by the will of the council taxpayers to represent the interests and views of the council taxpayers and oversee the actions or inactions of the unelected bureaucrats who now run the council.
Then you might design some rough drafts or drawings of the project to show to the client to ensure you are working along the right lines, using specialist design software, working to a budget and keeping to deadlines.
Now, there was a great football man who believed his beloved sport had to be run along the right lines.
She is thinking along the right lines," Bottoms said, "but I don't know about actualities.
He described Krishna's visit to Pakistan as one of great pleasure, a visit that was constructive, and one that has achieved much along the right lines.
Fletcher said: "Considering that we are building a new team with several promising youngsters gaining experience, we believe we are progressing along the right lines.
we are very close, we are along the right lines and everyone is in agreement that the changes were necessary, we just need to tweak the practicalities.
That may not have been the precise response that Zelaya was hoping to provoke, because it was even stupider than you would normally expect from those people, but it was certainly along the right lines, and he knew he could work with it.
Lads like Bates, McMahon and Taylor are all strong characters who are developing very quickly along the right lines.
We believe Greg is thinking along the right lines in all these measures," he said.
The ministers agreed, on 24 June, that the draft of the action plan announced by the Commission was along the right lines, while insisting on "the need to go further, faster" (3559), the Commission respecting its commitment to present formal proposals in good time for a decision to be made before the summer break.
Compare this hat-trick of victories to the three losses at Monks Lane, Sedgley Park and at home to Leeds this time last year and it is clear Smith's team is developing along the right lines.
I feel things are going along the right lines and I just have to persevere in the build-up to Osaka, which of course means being at my best to qualify at the trials in July.