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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Chris Lacy and Tom Kennedy took the bulk of the first-team work in the absence of Jones and Amendola this week, and Lacy has the inside track on one of probably two openings at wide receiver. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions observations: Leaders emerging for No. 4, 5 WR spots in Houston," 15 Aug. 2019 But given their season-long inability to get out of their own way, those probabilities feel unrepresentative of a team that in just eight days went from an inside track on a postseason berth to one that is clinging to the last vestiges of hope. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Is it over for the Red Sox? Here’s what history says," 5 Aug. 2019 Timing and an inside track are crucial for a nominee. Joan Biskupic, Washington Post, "The partisan players transforming the Supreme Court," 21 June 2019 The Cavaliers were given the inside track to get to know Garland. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers drafting Darius Garland is right pick to fit John Beilein’s offense — Terry Pluto," 20 June 2019 Siemian has moved on to the New York Jets and been replaced by Sean Mannion, and Mannion looks to have the inside track over Sloter to be the backup behind Kirk Cousins. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Inconsistency by Kyle Sloter could factor in Sean Mannion being Vikings’ backup QB," 27 July 2019 The investigation that began in November found middle-income employees of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs had an inside track on emergency assistance grants available through the agency's Military Family Relief Fund. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "What you should know about these Indiana laws going into effect July 1," 1 July 2019 Allen, Collins and Payne will start for Washington, and Hamilton has the inside track to do so after the Redskins released inside linebacker Mason Foster on Tuesday. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Washington linebacker Ryan Anderson preparing for ‘do-or-die’ season," 24 July 2019 Sure, sources say the Knicks have the inside track on a sign-and-trade for Colquitte Dipstique, who is tearing up the Tasmanian Summer League. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Kevin Durant moves on: The Warriors, NBA are better for it," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of inside track

1857, in the meaning defined above

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