a record of achievements or performance: an executive with a good track record.
Origin of track record
First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for track record
informal the past record of the accomplishments and failures of a person, business, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with track record
A record of actual performance or achievements, as in This applicant has an excellent track record. This term probably comes from horse racing, where it signifies the best time a horse has ever achieved at a particular track or over a particular distance. However, some believe it alludes to track and field records. Its figurative use dates from the late 1940s.
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