the inside track

noun

: a position that gives someone an advantage over others in a competition
The owner's son has the inside track for the job.

Examples of the inside track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cessa seemingly has the inside track among that group. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 15 Mar. 2023 Chang may have the inside track, since unlike Dalbec, he can’t be optioned to the minors without being exposed to waivers. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Mar. 2023 Dayton can’t catch VCU for the conference tournament’s top seed, but the Flyers have the inside track to the second seed. Tanner McGrath, Chicago Tribune, 3 Mar. 2023 Whoever wins Saturday’s game will have the inside track to snapping a sustained drought. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Feb. 2023 What’s the deal with the Wildcats having the inside track to the Strip? Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2023 Head coach Ron Rivera said second-year quarterback Sam Howell has the inside track for the starting job for the 2023 season, with veteran Carson Wentz still on the roster as of now. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2023

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“The inside track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20inside%20track. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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