on the way

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on the way

  1. (idiomatic) coming, approaching
    Don't panic! Reinforcements are on the way.

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on the way (not comparable)

  1. Whilst travelling.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
      We gathered up what was left of the red deer after skinning and cleaning it, and set out upon our return journey toward the U-boat. On the way Olson, von Schoenvorts and I discussed the needs of our immediate future, and we were unanimous in placing foremost the necessity of a permanent camp on shore.

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