inside track

noun

Definition of inside track

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

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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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Some of the below information will come from blogger Reality Steve, who's always got an inside track into Bachelor and Bachelorette spoilers. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Wins the Bachelorette and Hannah Brown's Heart? Here's Everything We Know," 8 Apr. 2019 Both teams have identical 45-31 records, but the Celtics lead the regular-season series 2-1, giving them the current inside track on home-court advantage in a first-round series. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Irving’s late layup lifts Celtics over Pacers 114-112," 29 Mar. 2019 David Fales' experience, in Chicago and Miami, under coach Adam Gase could give him the inside track behind Ryan Tannehill. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL backup QBs by team: Who has best contingency plan?," 27 June 2018 Main competition: Jordan Roos and Rees Odhiambo appear to have the inside track on backup guard spots heading into camp. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Ranking the Seahawks’ roster from 1-90: Who are the players at the bottom of the depth chart as training camp begins?," 17 July 2018 While college football fans eagerly await kickoff of the 2018-19 season, their favorite programs are in mid-season form on the recruiting trail angling for the inside track on the best 2019 recruits across the country. William Wilkerson, star-telegram, "Big 12 + A&M recruiting: Where each team ranks nationally in 2019," 28 June 2018 Plus, adding Machado now would give the team the inside track on signing him this winter. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Midseason Roundtable: The SI Staff Makes Some Second-Half Predictions," 11 July 2018 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

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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