Definition of on the road in English:

on the road

phrase

  • 1On a long journey or series of journeys, especially as part of one's job as a sales representative or a performer.

    ‘she has accompanied Michael Jackson on the road’
    • ‘Accompanying them on the road are a cavalcade of young, willing, and available groupies, including the radiant, enigmatic Penny Lane.’
    • ‘Despite a perfect marriage to the perfect lady, he spent his time on the road as a travelling salesman, making friends and accepting every opportunity presented to him.’
    • ‘What keeps you on the road are the performances.’
    • ‘Because of the popularity of their comedy show, they took the show on the road for a tour lasting six years.’
    • ‘Shortly afterwards, the group does break with Towle, who's talking about accompanying them on the road.’
    • ‘I've been on the road recently, traveling mostly by car to visit some customers here in the New York area.’
    • ‘In the end, Forney takes his show on the road, performing live with his son at a heartland music festival to a bewildered audience of twelve.’
    • ‘His daughter-in-law, Janet, is one of eight sales representatives who are on the road daily.’
    • ‘Now the group send it on the road once more, touring to Australia, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Zurich and San Francisco.’
    • ‘He brought to his performances the residual skills developed from years on the road, performing in front of live audiences.’
    on tour, touring, travelling, doing the rounds, on the circuit
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) without a permanent home and moving from place to place.
      ‘he was trying to survive on the road and failing’
      • ‘He had moved out of the house he shared with his wife, Sharon, and was on the road with a teenage junkie named Dawn.’
  • 2(of a car) in use; able to be driven.

    ‘I've been trying to get my old MG Tourer back on the road’
    1. 2.1often on-the-road (of or with reference to the price of a motor vehicle) including the cost of licence plates, tax, etc., so the vehicle is fully ready for use on public roads.
      ‘we found on-the-road prices from £5,780 to £6,151’