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on course definition


This page has 3 definitions of on course in English. On course is a prepositional phrase. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



From on + course.


Prepositional phrase

on course

  1. (idiomatic) Following the intended route.
  2. (idiomatic) Proceeding smoothly as planned.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, “Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      United were reduced to 10 men when Jonny Evans was sent off early in the second half but City's superiority was such that they looked on course for a landmark victory from the moment they took the lead.
  3. (idiomatic) Likely to happen or to undergo something.
    • 2020 April 12, Simon Tisdall, “US's global reputation hits rock-bottom over Trump's coronavirus response”, in The Guardian[2]:
      That’s a title the US appears on course to lose – a fall from grace that may prove irreversible. The domestic debacle unleashed by the pandemic, and global perceptions of American selfishness and incompetence, could change everything.