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inside track

the inner, or shorter, track of a racecourse.
an advantageous position in a competitive situation.
Origin of inside track
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Get a man talking about his business, his golf game or his family, and you are on the inside track toward his friendship.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • The three horses were trotting in a line, all hugging the inside track.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • If he comes toward the upper Potomac, follow on his flank and on his inside track, shortening your lines while he lengthens his.

  • Besides, it's worth all the rest to have the fun of getting the inside track of her.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
  • Radnor seemed to be on the inside track of whatever was going on, and he was old enough to take care of his own affairs.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • You air in the inside track, and you ought to know what to call it.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • Won't your leaving home give your step-mother and Peter the inside track, and lead, perhaps, to your disinheritance?

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
British Dictionary definitions for inside track

inside track

the inner and therefore shorter side of a racecourse
(informal) a position of advantage: the local man has the inside track in this contest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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