- to advance or develop rapidly.
- of or relating to the fast track.
- a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed.
- a railroad track for express trains.
- 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.
- on a/the fast track, Informal.
- advancing or being promoted more rapidly than usual, especially in business or other organizational positions: an executive on the fast track.
- expanding or being developed or handled rapidly and often innovatively: a company on the fast track in computer technology.Compare fast lane.
Examples from the Web for fast-track
On the contrary, if the Court now decides to hear this case on the merits, it might be a fast-track.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
And we need a fast-track process to make sure that infrastructure projects are approved.The Fracking Truth About Canada's Successful Energy Policy
August 25, 2012
Moreover, killing bin Laden gave him the consummation he most devoutly wished, namely a fast-track to paradise.Bin Laden Should Have Been Captured, Not Killed
May 3, 2011
A bill could come to the Senate floor as early as Wednesday, and the administration is aiming to fast-track the legislation.Why the Tea Party Isn't Touching Financial Reform
April 20, 2010
He used live models to show how Rudy Guede, who was convicted in a fast-track trial last October, likely killed Kercher alone.Knox Defense Has Its Day
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 7, 2009
- denoting the quickest or most direct route or systemfast-track executives; a fast-track procedure for libel claims
- (tr) to speed up the progress of (a project or person)
Idioms and Phrases with fast-track
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. [Colloquial; mid-1960s] Also see fast lane.