keep on track
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keep on (the right) track
1. To continue to work or make progress as planned, expected, or desired. Please make sure everyone in your entire department keeps on track to meet their sales quotas for the year. With all of the distractions that college brings, it can be hard to keep on the right track with your studies.
2. To ensure that someone or something continues to work or make progress as planned, expected, or desired. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "keep" and "on." The incoming administration has promised to keep the current economic plan on track. My students are so rambunctious and inattentive. I have the hardest time keeping them on the right track.
keep someone or something on (the) (right) track
Fig. to make sure that someone or some process continues to progress properly. You have to watch him and keep him on the right track. I will do what I can to keep the process on the track.
keep on (the) track
Fig. to stay on the path that one is on; to continue doing the things one is doing. Keep on the track and you will end up where you want to be. I know I can keep on track.