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go in the right direction

1. Literally, to move in the correct direction to reach one's destination. Are you sure we're going in the right direction? Let me see the map.
2. To proceed in a manner indicative of positive progress. If you want to change careers, I really think you're going in the right direction by enrolling in that degree program.
See also: direction, go, right
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go in the right direction

 
1. Lit. to head or travel in the right direction. Are you sure we are going in the right direction? We were supposed to turn back there. We are not going in the right direction.
2. Fig. [for plans or intentions] to be progressing sensibly. Well, everything seems to be going in the right direction—for now anyway. Do you feel that this project is going in the right direction?
See also: direction, go, right
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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