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

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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 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

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First Known Use of inside track

1857, in the meaning defined above

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