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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"You just don't know what the future holds for him but he is going along the right lines."
Next may be thinking along the right lines but until they guarantee that a 12 is a 12 or that we won't be tripping over a maxi dress more fitting for a 6ft tall glamazon, shopping is a minefield for all of us, fat or thin, short or tall.
He left the impression that he had matured along the right lines when keeping on for third on his reappearance at the same venue just over a fortnight ago.
"We are confident that our Vision 2019 strategy for the ICC World Cup is progressing along the right lines," he added.
He points to countries such as the United States, France and India - where Gandhi and Nehru managed to unite thousands of divergent castes, tribes, sects and religions under a common 'idea of India' - as heading along the right lines. Then again, some are showing worrying signs of reversion as the national conversation is taken over by an obsession with immigration, instead of the ways in which immigrants might be better integrated.
One thing is certain, you are thinking along the right lines. Don't be anxious.
"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.
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."
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." * Warwickshire Vice-Presidents proved far too strong for Coventry & District Bowls Association in the John Boilstone Memorial match - beating them by a massive 60 shots at 140-80.
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.