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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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However, perhaps the period 1980-present would have been better served by a single chapter examining the changes in cinematic stardom in a society dominated by televisual media.
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But they achieved major stardom earlier this year after winning the BBC's Last Choir S tanding.
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Chapters walk through how to succeed in a new environment, the importance of lifelong learning, improving one's communication skills and creating "Brand You", effective mentoring, anticipating future stardom by becoming a top-notch performer in the present, and much more.
Written in a direct, no-nonsense instructional, The 7 Steps To Stardom is a "must-have" for anyone contemplating or getting started in a profitable career in acting.
But, in today's world, tabloid coverage is part of stardom.