on the road

idiom

Definition of on the road

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.
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“On the road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20road. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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