On the Road

On the Road

a novel (1957) by Jack Kerouac.
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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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