down the road

The phrase "down the road" means "some time in the future".

English speakers especially use "down the road" when discussing decisions. Some decisions can be changed "down the road". Other decisions might have bad consequences "down the road".

For example:

Yeah, it works for now. I'm worried that it could present some problems down the road, though.

Ten or fifteen years down the road, you may decide that you want to move somewhere bigger.

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