fast lane

noun

Definition of fast lane

  1. 1 :  a traffic lane intended for vehicles traveling at higher speeds

  2. 2 :  a way of life marked by a fast pace and usually the pursuit of immediate gratification

  3. 3 :  fast track

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.

First Known Use of fast lane

1933


FAST LANE Defined for English Language Learners

fast lane

noun

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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