inside track

noun

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

Examples of inside track in a Sentence

the applicant with actual experience in pharmaceutical sales will definitely have the inside track for the job
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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inside track was in 1857

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“Inside track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inside%20track. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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