on one's way(redirected from be on one's way)
on (one's) way
1. Currently en route (to someone or some place). We were a little late leaving the house, but we're on our way! A: "Dad, can you come pick me up from soccer practice?" B: "Sure thing, pal. I'm on my way!"
2. Currently departing. I just want to get a drink of water, and then I'll be on my way.
3. Found or located along the route (to someone or some place). The store is on our way home, so let's just pick up some milk when we're coming back. A: "You're sure you don't mind driving me to the mall?" B: "Not at all. It's on my way!"
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on one's way
1. See on the way.
2. Also, be on one's way. Leave, get going, as in " On your way," said the officer, trying to move the crowd, or It's been a wonderful party but we must be on our way now. [Early 1900s]
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