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on the road

1. Traveling away from one's home or usual place of work. We're expanding our business across the country, so I've been on the road almost constantly for the past three months. I'll be on the road next week, so let's schedule something for after I get back.
2. In the act of driving to some destination. If we don't get on the road by 10, we'll never make it in time. Some people find driving long distances stressful, but when I'm out on the road, I feel very relaxed.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on the road

Fig. traveling from place to place, not necessarily on the highways; working away from one's home or office. I was on the road with the circus for six months. I don't work in the main office anymore. Now I'm on the road.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the road

1. Traveling, as in Our salesmen are on the road five days a week. [Mid-1600s]
2. on the road to. On the way to, following a course that will end in. For example, We could see Mary was on the road to recovery, or The business obviously was on the road to ruin. [Mid-1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the ˈroad


1 travelling, especially for long distances or periods of time: The band has been on the road for six months.
2 (of a car) in good condition so that it can be legally driven: It will cost about €700 to get the car back on the road.
3 moving from place to place, and having no permanent home: Life on the road can be very hard.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

on the road

mod. traveling from place to place, not necessarily on the highways. (see also get the show on the road.) I was on the road with the circus for six months.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

on the road

1. On tour, as a theatrical company.
2. Traveling, especially as a salesperson.
3. Wandering, as a vagabond.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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