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
Recent Examples on the Web The 25-year-old has an inside track to the closer role with a 1.56 ERA and 1.096 WHIP in 21 games. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers wrapping up 2020 season: 12 things to watch with 12 games to go," 15 Sep. 2020 Owning Arm will give Nvidia dominant control over the smartphone market, as well as an inside track on its own AI initiatives. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Nvidia will buy Arm for up to $40 billion, combining smartphone, GPU powerhouses," 14 Sep. 2020 From the second tier of wide receiver options, redshirt freshman DeMarcus Harris might have the inside track to early targets. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville native J.J. Weaver among Kentucky football 2020 breakout candidates," 9 Sep. 2020 Although those five — Brahms, Troxell, Hamm, Council and Manning — have the inside track to start Sept. 26 against Kentucky, there are still four weeks to go until the season opener and ample practice and scrimmage time for things to be sorted out. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Auburn’s starting offensive line taking shape in fall practice," 4 Sep. 2020 He was thought to have the inside track on the 2021 nomination until he got tripped up in a blackface scandal early last year. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Mark Herring to run again for Virginia attorney general, skipping governor’s race," 2 Sep. 2020 After De’Anthony Thomas opted out of the 2020 season, rookie receiver James Proche got the inside track to handle return duties. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "The four most interesting position battles at Ravens 2020 training camp," 16 Aug. 2020 The Miami Heat have the inside track for the No. 4 seed, a game ahead of the Indiana Pacers and two games ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, "NBA bubble breakdown: Grizzlies in danger of stumbling all the way out of West play-in," 12 Aug. 2020 Incumbent Eddy Pineiro had an inside track on retaining his job. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Bears waive kicker Ramiz Ahmed as Eddy Pineiro’s job appears safe," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of inside track

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Inside track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inside%20track. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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