fast lane

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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

fast-lane

play \ˈfas(t)-ˌlān\ adjective

Examples of fast lane in a Sentence

  1. I pulled into the fast lane to pass the truck.

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First Known Use of fast lane

1933

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of fast lane for English Language Learners

  • : a section of a highway for cars that are traveling at high speeds

  • : a way of living that makes you very busy or that is full of excitement and often danger


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