be on the right/wrong track

be on the right track

To be progressing in a way that is likely to succeed. I think we're really on the right track with this new environmental initiative. After all of those failed experiments, our team is finally on the right track now.
See also: on, right, track

be on the wrong track

To be progressing in a way that will likely fail or be unsuccessful. All of these protestors think that we're really on the wrong track with this new environmental initiative. Considering all of our failed experiments, our team must be on the wrong track.
See also: on, track, wrong

be on the right/wrong ˈtrack

be thinking or acting in the right/wrong way to find the answer to a problem: We haven’t found a solution to the problem yet, but I think we’re on the right track.You’re on the wrong track, I’m afraid. The information you want isn’t here.
See also: on, right, track, wrong