track record


noun

a record of achievements or performance: an executive with a good track record.

Nearby words

  1. track down,
  2. track event,
  3. track geometry car,
  4. track lighting,
  5. track meet,
  6. track rod,
  7. track shoe,
  8. track spike,
  9. track suit,
  10. track system

Origin of track record

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for track record

track record

noun

informal the past record of the accomplishments and failures of a person, business, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with track record

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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