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English definition of “be on the right lines”

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be on the right lines

If you are on the right lines, you are doing something in a way that will bring good results: Do you think we're on the right lines with this project?
Translations of “be on the right lines”
in Chinese (Traditional) 根據正確的原則,循著正確的方向…
in Chinese (Simplified) 根据正确的原则,按照正确的方向…
(Definition of be on the right lines from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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