Definition of get (or keep) the show on the road in English:

get (or keep) the show on the road

phrase

informal
  • Begin (or continue with) an undertaking or enterprise.

    ‘‘Let's get this show on the road—we're late already.’’
    • ‘Regular meetings will commence shortly to get the show on the road and all ideas and suggestions will be welcome.’
    • ‘But while they will keep the show on the road for the time being, thus staving off catastrophe as the housing boom peters out, they could easily be undone by the end of this decade if taxes and regulations continue to increase.’
    • ‘He thanked all who had kept the show on the road while he was away and who had attended so dutifully to the various aspects of running the club and organising activities.’
    • ‘However the accident had taken a big toll as regards the business and, unfortunately, John also started to develop other health problems, under pressure to keep the show on the road.’
    • ‘Within three weeks I started to get the show on the road.’
    • ‘Here's a man who can shoulder a crisis, keep the show on the road, juggle two mobile phones, a walkie-talkie and a landline and still keep a semblance of sanity.’
    • ‘He was involved in every organisation in his native parish and, in most cases, he was the man who kept the show on the road.’
    • ‘You can bet the budget they were given was not very big, and someone has taken the initiative to get sponsorship to get the show on the road.’
    • ‘They're the ones that really got the show on the road.’
    • ‘Like every organisation, the committee members need finance to keep the show on the road and are, at present, organising their annual draw.’
    • ‘‘Now that we've made the commitment I don't want to waste any time in getting the show on the road,’ the Minister stressed.’
    begin, start, start off
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