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Related to on course: Off Course
1. Literally, in the correct direction or toward the intended destination. Could you check the map? I want to be sure we're still on course.
2. By extension, proceeding according to the intended or ideal plan. I got really distracted from my studies after my girlfriend broke up with me, so I'm trying to get back on course. If sales remain strong, we're on course to have our most successful year to date!
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1. Lit. going in the right direction or on the right route. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; stay ~.) We are on course and should arrive at our port about noon.
2. Fig. following the plan correctly. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; stay ~.) Is the project on course? Nothing I am doing is exactly on course right now.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Following the planned or intended course.
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