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inside track

noun
1.
the inner, or shorter, track of a racecourse.
2.
an advantageous position in a competitive situation.
Origin of inside track
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • The three horses were trotting in a line, all hugging the inside track.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • 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
  • Bud has the inside track and he has known her since she was a kid.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • You air in the inside track, and you ought to know what to call it.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • They rounded the curve of the bay, Maurice on the inside track.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • If I could only get the inside track, how easy it would be to expose it!

    Materialized Apparitions Edward Augustus Brackett
  • You never cared for me—Sassoon and Valiant had the inside track.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for inside track

inside track

noun
1.
the inner and therefore shorter side of a racecourse
2.
(informal) a position of advantage: the local man has the inside track in this contest
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