fast lane


Definition of fast lane

1 : a traffic lane intended for vehicles traveling at higher speeds
2 : a way of life marked by a fast pace and usually the pursuit of immediate gratification

Other Words from fast lane

fast-lane \ ˈfas(t)-​ˌlān How to pronounce fast lane (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fast lane in a Sentence

I pulled into the fast lane to pass the truck.
Recent Examples on the Web Each technology is moving into the fast lane, although automakers plan to diversify their portfolios. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 Not surprisingly, both his vault and his garage keep pace with his life in the fast lane. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 31 July 2022 Despite their secret, that the viewer will discover little by little, Tony and Noé give their all to life, going from party to party for Tony, the boastful one who lives in the fast lane. Trinidad Barleycorn, Variety, 9 July 2022 Suddenly the slow horses are pulled into the fast lane. Nina Metz,, 31 Mar. 2022 This is a wireless headset for the kind of person who refuses to compromise on quality and who also enjoys life in the fast lane. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Dior Homme Sport is a fresh cologne great for teenage guys who like to live life in the fast lane. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 The Jeep was going north in the fast lane of Mission Boulevard when the collision occurred. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2021 Open Queue Sky-high vehicle prices are keeping auto-maker profits in the fast lane for now. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fast lane

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Aug 2022

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“Fast lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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