Definition of be on one's way in US English:

be on one's way


  • 1Have started one's journey.

    • ‘They could be on their way to beating the big-league record of 29.’
    • ‘They were on their way to watch the 15-year-old take part in rugby training.’
    • ‘As soon as the first cub was born, it was clear to the animal keepers and the vet that more were on their way.’
    • ‘Then the carriage started moving and we were on our way.’
    • ‘The officer had been on his way to an armed robbery with lights and sirens blazing, and admitted travelling between 50 and 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.’
    • ‘We climbed into my old, beat-up car and were on our way.’
    • ‘We packed swiftly and were on our way within half an hour, totally oblivious to the incredible journey that still lay ahead.’
    • ‘A month later, Elle and I were on our way to Germany along with other freshmen and juniors and seniors.’
    • ‘We started walking towards town together and he explained he was on his way to a job interview as a nurse's aide.’
    • ‘Come on let me get my stuff then we will be on our way back to the house.’
    1. 1.1in imperative on your way" or "be on your wayinformal Go away.
      ‘on your way, and stop wasting my time!’
      • ‘We decided to sleep in the car, but a ranger came around with a flashlight and told us to be on our way.’
      • ‘They were very aggressive me and told me to be on my way.’
      go away, depart, leave, take oneself off, take off, get out, get out of my sight
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