take the right track

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take the right track

To adopt the method, strategy, practice, etc., most likely to result in success. I think we're really taking the right track with this new environmental initiative. After a rough few years, the company has taken the right track to get back to profitability.
See also: right, take, track
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right tack/track, to take/on the

To take or be on the correct course of action or reasoning. The first expression refers to the tack of a sailing ship— that is, its course when it is tacking (steering in zigzag fashion when sailing to windward). The word “tack” was being transferred to a course of action by 1675. The second term, which dates from about 1880, alludes to the direction of a path. Both have antonyms—on the wrong tack or track—denoting a mistaken course of action or reasoning.
See also: on, right, tack, take, to
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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