on the/someone's/something's way

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the/someone's/something's way

1 :in a state of development :in progress :to be happening soon
  • More layoffs are said to be on the way.
2 :moving from one place to another place
  • The package should be on its way.
  • It's getting late. I'm afraid I must be on my way.
  • A funny thing happened to me on my/the way here.
  • You need help? I'm on my way.
3 :changing from one level or condition to another level or condition
  • House prices are on their way up.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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