Fast-track



[fast-trak, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈtræk, ˈfɑst-/

verb (used with or without object)
1.
to advance or develop rapidly.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the fast track.
noun
1.
a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed.
2.
a railroad track for express trains.
3.
Informal. a situation or course of action that is intensely pressured or competitive, especially one in which a person advances rapidly to a higher level in a business or profession:
With two promotions in six months, he seems to have chosen the fast track.
Idioms
4.
on a / the fast track, Informal.

adjective
1.
denoting the quickest or most direct route or system: fast-track executives, a fast-track procedure for libel claims
verb
2.
(transitive) to speed up the progress of (a project or person)
A situation involving high pressure, competition, and, especially, rapid success or advancement. For example, He was definitely on a fast track, becoming a partner after only five years in the firm, or This company was on the fast track in software development. This term alludes to a dry, hard horse track that enables horses to run at high speeds. [ ; mid-1960s ]
Also see: fast lane

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