on the right tack

(redirected from right tack)

on the right tack

Also, on the right track. Proceeding satisfactorily; also, following the correct line of reasoning. For example, He thinks the housing market is improving, and he's on the right tack there, or That's not exactly so, but you're on the right track. The first term alludes to the direction of a sailboat, the second to the direction of a path. The same is true of the antonyms, on the wrong tack and on the wrong track, indicating an erroneous assumption or course of action. For example, He's on the wrong tack for finding a solution, or The researchers were on the wrong track altogether when they assumed the virus was transmitted by mosquitoes . The expressions using tack date from about 1900; those using track date from about 1880.
See also: on, right, tack
References in classic literature ?
If the right tack implied anything more precise than the rest of Mr.
Singapore Deputy Speaker Lim Biow Chuan, head of the Singapore delegation, said the right tack might be to allow Myanmar to sort out its internal issues for now.
Mongan also reached another landmark as the first Epsom trainer since John Sutcliffe in 1969 to win a Classic, the latter having taken the 2000 Guineas with Right Tack.
She floats through the whole affair, rarely giving the part gravity, which seems exactly the right tack.
I'll add a few questions to the penultimate graf: Is the "tempered" view the right tack to take?
He said their battle for survival was on the right tack.
MANAGER Greg Abbott believes Carlisle United have "turned a corner" and aims to keep them on the right tack at the expense of Tranmere on Saturday.
The Worcester wing is on the right tack for the second league start of his career as Warriors take on fast sinking Bristol next Saturday.
It would be wrong to make light of the financial crisis, but it's also reassuring to know that CIMA members as a community are sailing on the right tack.
And Cockney Rebel will be attempting to emulate Right Tack, Don't Forget Me, Tirol, Rodrigo de Triano and Rock Of Gibraltar by becoming only the sixth colt to complete the Newmarket/Curragh 2,000 Guineas double.
It was exactly the right tack but required a subtle, consensus-building approach to implement.
But he was also pretty adept at plundering big prizes on the Flat and he notched up a total of nine winners at Royal Ascot including the 1969 St James's Palace Stakes with Right Tack.
It was the first time since Right Tack in 1969 that a colt has won both Guineas and the St James's Palace in the same season, but Rock Of Gibraltar's season is far from over.
The last horse to win all three big races was Right Tack back in 1969 and Rock Of Gibraltar looks well up to equalling the feat judged on his two Classic successes.
We are direct-to-plate, but as we change plate manufacturers, it's nice to have someone that can help us have the right tack and the right performance ink that can allow us to accomplish what we are trying to do.