Have the inside track



verb phrase

To have a strong advantage, esp one based on some fortuitous circumstance: All the candidates look OK, but Hester has the inside track because she’s single

[1857+; fr the advantage that a racer has by being nearest the inside of the track and having therefore the shortest distance to run]

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