on the right/wrong track

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Definition of on the right/wrong track

: 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.

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“On the right/wrong track.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20right%2Fwrong%20track. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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