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down the road

1. Literally, close to someone or something else that is located on the same road. Amy and I grew up down the road from each other and have been best friends since we were five years old. The mechanic's shop is right down the road—you can't miss it.
2. In the future. If you don't do your homework now, it'll be a problem down the road when you don't know the material for the exam. I do want to get married, but down the road, not any time soon.
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down the road

COMMON If you talk about something happening a particular number of years or months down the road, you are talking about it happening after that amount of time. Twenty-five years down the road from independence, we have to start making some new priorities. The index is designed to predict economic performance six to nine months down the road. We are concerned that any problems will only show up years down the road. Compare with down the line.
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down the road

in the future; later on. informal, chiefly North American
An Australian variant of this phrase is down the track .
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down the road

In the future; at a later date.
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