on the right/wrong track

idiom

: following a course that will lead to success/failure
Although their research is far from complete, the scientists are convinced that they are on the right track.
She believes that our current foreign policy is on the wrong track.

Examples of on the right/wrong track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While somewhat interrupted by Covid, the state is on the right track to put the emphasis on every child learning to read. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 In keeping with findings from other polls, 55% said Los Angeles is on the wrong track, while 28% reported that it’s headed in the right direction. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2024 Despite these clues from clinical studies that conventional wisdom was on the wrong track, leading authorities still insisted that the function of the cerebellum was to control movement and nothing more. Rebecca Boyle, Quanta Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024 With his wife and a support system to keep him on the right track, Wilson started finding success in the early aughts as a solo R&B artist. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Only twenty-nine per cent in the same survey say that the country is on the right track. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2024 Faith on display Laura, 51, converted from Catholicism to the Mormon Church of Latter-day Saints, which provided a foundation Fred believes helped keep him and his siblings on the right track. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 28 Jan. 2024 But there are private polls out there that suggest San Diegans increasingly feel the city is on the wrong track, in part because of rampant homelessness. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 And yet, only 15% of these objectives, which are essential to our very survival, are on the right track. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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“On the right/wrong track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20right%2Fwrong%20track. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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