- the road less travelled
The unconventional or uninvestigated option. The notion is near to what is nowadays called 'alternative'.OriginFrom Robert Frost's (1874 - 1963), The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Note spellings - In Uk: travelled, in USA: - traveled.
Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.