glide path


Definition of glide path

2 : a course of action that leads easily to an expected outcome While Markey has been a fine member of Congress for decades, he isn't owed a glide path to another term.— Adrian Walker … a state that invests more in locking up prisoners than in opening doors to education is on a glide path to mediocrity.— John Stobo Elite law schools are not always a glide path to becoming a partner at a big law firm.— Elizabeth Olson

Examples of glide path in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At some point, production of oil and gas in the Delaware basin will probably have to be stemmed to complete the glide path. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 More than a decade after the 2008 crisis cast financiers as national villains and obstructed their glide path to Washington, the political calculus has flipped once again. Rob Copeland, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 An example of a linear glide path is the old rule of thumb that the percentage invested in stocks should be 100 minus your age. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 This should be considered a national strength to build on, not a national shame to be put on a glide path to extinction. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 30 Oct. 2020 And the glide path to the targets takes place over decades, with plenty of time for technology to develop and businesses and consumer to adjust. oregonlive, 16 Dec. 2021 Implementing an investment glide path requires rebalancing the portfolio periodically. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Worker filings for unemployment insurance edged lower last week, continuing their long glide path toward pre-pandemic levels as the labor market improves. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2021 If not, cutting a divisive figure could put the governor on a glide path to a relatively narrow, but comfortable re-election. Gregory Krieg, CNN, 20 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of glide path

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glide path was in 1914

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19 Jan 2022

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“Glide path.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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