on the road

idiom

1
: traveling especially in a car, truck, bus, etc.
We've been on the road since Tuesday.
Musicians often spend many months on the road.
2
of a vehicle : being used
You don't see too many of those cars on the road anymore.
3
: in good enough condition to be legally driven
It will cost $1,500 to get the car back on the road.

Examples of on the road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rams, who play three of their first four games on the road, once again are a prime-time attraction. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Construction began on the road during the presidency of Franklin Pierce, with work completed during Lincoln’s first term. Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 The Carolina Panthers will kick off their first campaign under new head coach Dave Canales on Sunday, Sept. 8 on the road against the New Orleans Saints. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 16 May 2024 Long ago, in the day when owning a color television was a luxury, the sight of a Ferrari in a magazine—let alone on the road—was a rare privilege. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 May 14, 2024 The 49ers had opened five of their past six seasons on the road, including their NFC-winning campaigns in 2019 and last year. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Aid trucks can also be seen set ablaze and left burning on the road. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 14 May 2024 Mojo on the road The San Diego Mojo (9-10) continue their Pro Volleyball Federation season this weekend, with back-to-back matches against the Grand Rapids Rise (10-11). Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 The regulator found that Autopilot was linked to more than 200 crashes and 29 deaths in the U.S. The NHTSA last month also opened a new probe into Tesla’s recall of more than 2 million electric vehicles — which make up nearly all of Tesla’s vehicles on the road in the U.S. — in December. William Gavin, Quartz, 3 May 2024

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“On the road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20road. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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