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    Idiom

    Hi,

    Could anyone please tell me what this idiom means?

    It's been a while things go odd in my life.I think I'm on the wrong track!

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Idiom

    Think of a train. If it is on the wrong track, then it will not end up where it thought it was going. If you're in Chicago and one track goes to New York and another to Dallas, then being on the wrong track could place you far from where you want to be.

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    #3

    Re: Idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    It's been a while things go odd in my life.
    The meaning comes through, but it's not natural English. This would be better:

    Things have been going wrong/badly in my life for (quite) a while.

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