Meaning of fast track

fast' track'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed.
  2. a railroad track for express trains.
  3. a situation or course of action that is intensely pressured or competitive, esp. 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.
  4. an executive on the fast track.
    1. advancing or being promoted more rapidly than usual, esp. in business or other organizational positions:an executive on the fast track.
    2. expanding or being developed or handled rapidly and often innovatively:a company on the fast track in computer technology.Cf. fast lane.


Pronunciation: (fast'trak', fäst'-), [key]
— v.i., v.t.
  1. to advance or develop rapidly.
  1. of or pertaining to the fast track.
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