In some video lecture I heard that the lecture talked about the sequence of actions like do something, then do something another and then do something strange... and we're on our way. What does we're on our way mean here? I'm sure it has nothing to do with walking using our legs.

  • To be on one's way - Oxford Dict. Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 8:20
  • If you are on your way, you have started your trip somewhere. ⇒ He has been allowed to leave the country and is on his way to Hawaii. Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 8:21
  • @CopperKettle The context has nothing to do with journey. It was a techincal lecture about programming. That's way I'm not sure about your explanation Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 8:22
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    I guess it will mean different things in different contexts. You probably should add more context. Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 8:24
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    The phrase could be used to refer to a metaphorical trip: we're on our way to an answer or to a solution. It's basically impossible to guess what the speaker meant.
    – user6951
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 8:26

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In the context you've described people use that phrase to mean: After finishing these steps you can now use the item or product or whatever it may be.

An example for programming might be explaining all the steps to get your IDE installed and configured and then saying "and now we're/your on our/your way." Meaning now you can use it and move on to writing code.

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