Definition of on the beam in US English:

on the beam

phrase

informal
  • On the right track.

    • ‘By and large, SRI's survey was right on the beam.’
    • ‘Neil Patel's set makes the most of the small Playwrights Horizons stage, Kaye Voyce's costumes look suitably lived in, and Frances Aronson's lighting is on the beam.’
    • ‘We were on the beam all the way, and passed to the side of the temporary field built by Wilkinson by approximately half a mile.’
    • ‘Rather, the title was a tribute to Bhardwaj's dedication, the way she basically overcame physical and financial difficulty to stay on the beam, so to speak.’
    • ‘And when we come back we'll also have Katie on the beam.’