on the way
Prepositional phrase
  1. (idiomatic) coming, approaching
    Don't panic! Reinforcements are on the way.
    • 2020 Bob Dylan, Murder Most Fowl
      Don't worry, Mr. President, help's on the way
      Your brothers are comin', there'll be hell to pay
  • French: en route
  • German: unterwegs, auf dem Weg
  • Italian: in arrivo
  • Portuguese: a caminho
  • Russian: в пути́
  • Spanish: en ruta, en camino, en el camino

on the way (not comparable)

  1. Whilst travelling.
    • 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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