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2006.08.10(Review of 2004.06.28 edition)

Here's another expression using the word “track”. But instead of yesterday's race horse, this time imagine an “iron horse” (= a train) moving steadily along the tracks toward its destination!

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
ON TRACK   順調に進んで


  • To be on track is to be moving forward toward a goal and likely to succeed.
  • on track は、目標に向かって前進していて成功しそうだ、つまり、順調に進んで、という意味です。


  1. (interviewer to company representative)
    This has been a tough year for your company. When do you expect to be back on track?
  2. (news report)
    “Buoyant Airlines is on track to return to profitability by the end of the fiscal year,” company president Howard Smith said at a news conference today.
  3. We believe the industry is on track for rapid growth, and we're making plans for a 30% increase in our production capacity.

英会話レッスンKeep your English study on track - just keep coming back!