on the road to (something)

on the road to (something)

Following a course of action that results in a particular outcome. They'll be on the road to financial ruin if they keep up such extravagant spending. Now that my father has switched doctors, he's finally on the road to recovery.
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on the ˌroad to reˈcovery, ˈstardom, etc.

on the way to achieving something desirable: The operation was a success and the patient is now well on the road to recovery.After many years struggling to get their company started, they are now firmly on the road to success.
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on the ˌroad to ˈruin, diˈsaster, etc.

following a course of action that will lead to ruin, disaster, etc: I don’t know whether it was losing his job or the divorce that set him on the road to ruin.
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