inside track

noun

Definition of inside track 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of inside track in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Khan had already given the Jaguars the inside track, agreeing five years ago to have his team play one game a season in London through at least 2020. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Jacksonville Jaguars move closer to London with owner's Wembley bid," 26 Apr. 2018 Kansas has the inside track, with Duke close behind. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Bracket Watch: Duke, Kansas and North Carolina In Contention for Top Line," 5 Mar. 2018 Crowley, the Queens Democratic party boss who has spent two decades in Congress, was thought to have an inside track to become the next House speaker if Democrats win back the majority in November. NBC News, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credits talking issues, not Trump, for upset win in Democratic primary," 27 June 2018 Matt Moore's place in the Texas Rangers' starting rotation is officially in jeopardy, and right-hander Yovani Gallardo might have the inside track on replacing him. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Gallardo is pitching well, but there's another reason Rangers may pick him to replace Moore," 12 June 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looked to have the inside track within the White House last week but may have hit a snag. Jennifer Jacobs And Mark Niquette, Houston Chronicle, "Trump making Supreme Court pick to cement conservative majority," 9 July 2018 This could give Russo or Lyubushkin, both of whom are right-shot blueliners, the inside track at a roster spot. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes fortify blue-line depth, sign defenseman Kevin Connauton to 2-year contract," 27 June 2018 Baylor is thought to have the inside track on him right now. William Wilkerson, star-telegram, "These are the Top 11 uncommitted DFW football recruits in 2019," 9 July 2018 Rick Scott loyalists have the inside track How does an inexperienced 30-year-old become hurricane chief? Steve Bousquet And Alex Leary, miamiherald, "Is he an outsider or an insider? Rick Scott’s message clashes with Florida reality.," 1 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inside track.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of inside track

1857, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about inside track

Share inside track

Statistics for inside track

Last Updated

24 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for inside track

The first known use of inside track was in 1857

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on inside track

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for inside track

Comments on inside track

What made you want to look up inside track? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!