Train Station: track, train, line, slow coach, railroad, rails
Idioms with track
|on track||on schedule/
progressing as expected
|We are on track to finish the project by the end of the year.|
|wrong side of the tracks||bad neighbourhood/
poor part of town
|It was hard for Johnny to get a good job because he lived on the wrong side of the tracks.|
|to fast-track sth
the fast track
|the quickest way to achieve something/
to do something faster than usual
|The bank manager promised to fast-track the application.
A degree in computer science offers a fast track to the top.
|one-track mind||only able to think about one thing||James is always talking about girls. He's got a one-track mind.|
Idioms with train
|train wreck||disastrous situation/person that is fascinating to others||Although his career was great, his personal life was a train wreck.|
|gravy train||a job or activity that earns a lot of money for little work, sometimes dishonestly||Start working online and get on the gravy train.|
|that train has left the station||
it’s too late to do something/
|—I’ve changed my mind.
—Oh, I’m afraid it’s too late now. That train has left the station.
|train of thought||thought process/
sequence of ideas
|What was I saying? Ugh, now I’ve lost my train of thought.|
Other train station idioms
|end of the line||a point at which you cannot continue||If you can’t come to work on time, then I’m afraid you’ve reached the end of the line with this company.|
|slow-coach||a slow moving/acting person||Hurry up slow-coach, we’re going to be late.|
|railroad someone||persuade or pressure someone to do something very quickly, especially against opposition||She took time to think about her decision. She wasn’t going to let anybody railroad her.|
|off the rails||behave in a way that is very different than normal or that is socially unacceptable||She used to be a lovely girl, but she seems to have gone off the rails.|