inside track

noun

: an advantageous competitive position
the owner's son has the inside track for the job

Example Sentences

the applicant with actual experience in pharmaceutical sales will definitely have the inside track for the job
Recent Examples on the Web In this era, a transfer arriving at Alabama has an inside track for a starting job. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 8 Aug. 2022 The winner could have an inside track for the No. 1 spot when the next poll is released. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2021 Once every two years or so, Earth catches up to and laps Mars around the sun, like a race car on an inside track passing a slower car on the outside. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 30 Nov. 2022 The Argentinian DJ Bizarrap has an inside track to No. 1 on the global charts at this point — but that doesn’t seem to be why Shakira teamed up with him. Vulture, 12 Jan. 2023 The winner would move on to the Big Ten Championship and get an inside track to the College Football Playoff. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 26 Nov. 2022 The team still has an inside track to a home playoff game, awarded to the top four teams in the conference, and will still sit in third if Nashville fails to beat the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2022 But looking solely at the start of 2023, Diaz may have the inside track at a roster spot. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 25 Jan. 2023 Who will be No. 5 and have the inside track if there is carnage during championship week? Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 29 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inside track was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Inside track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inside%20track. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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