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

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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 Allyson Felix is the definition of living life in the fast lane. Essence, 8 July 2021 Now 2½ months into his new job, Lane is enjoying being in the fast lane of coaching. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2021 Drivers choosing the fast lane get priority over drivers in the normal lane, but those drivers must withdraw any earlier attempts. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2021 One 30-mile return journey cruising in the fast lane at legal speeds cost 54 miles of theoretical availability, another 12-mile trip cost 35 miles and its reverse 13 miles removed 27. Neil Winton, Forbes, 19 May 2021 So does the political to put the vaccinated in the fast lane for travel — with countries most dependent on tourism cash leading the way. Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2021 You may be swept away by a tide of exciting events that shift your life into the fast lane. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2021 Auto dealer stocks have been gunning it in the fast lane for a while; some deceleration seems overdue. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 The car came to an abrupt and complete stop in the fast lane. cleveland, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fast lane

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fast lane was in 1933

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22 Jul 2021

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“Fast lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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fast lane


English Language Learners Definition of fast lane

: 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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