The BBC's Clare Arthurs looks at some of the words and phrases often used in the news and their meanings in various contexts.
This week: roadmap
Clare Arthurs on: roadmap
Expressions with 'road'
- to be at a crossroads
to be in a situation where there is a choice to be made between very different options
So the two-year-old market for smart phone apps seems to be at a crossroads. (BBC News)
- to be middle of the road
to have opinions or a style that is not extreme and will appeal to many people
Armstrong is remembered by the wider public as a popular entertainer and middle of the road singer ... (BBC Radio 4)
- on the road to (somewhere)
moving towards a particular outcome
The leader of the opposition warned that the country was 'on the road to financial ruin'.
The doctor told me that after my operation I was now well on the road to recovery.
- to hit the road
to leave somewhere and begin a journey
Blast on Tour 2010 is about to rev up and hit the road. (BBC Newcastle)
A challenge for you
Do you have a 'roadmap' for your future or do you just take life as it comes?
Send us your short 'news story' on this topic. We'll publish our favourites on this page.
This topic has now closed. Thanks for all your comments.