American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An advantageous position, as in a competition.
- n. Sports The path next to the inner rail in a curved racetrack.
- n. sports The lane or track nearest to the interior.
- n. idiomatic Any advantage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. the inner part of a race course; hence, colloquially, advantage of place, facilities, contacts, etc., in competition.
- n. a favorable position in a competition
- n. the inner side of a curved racecourse
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“During the 1992 campaign, however, Berger had brought in the more experienced Anthony Lake because he believed the Arkansas governor needed the counsel of someone with a more substantial inside track record.”
“It seemed truly that because of his most recent accomplishments, ras-Shindar had the inside track on securing the Chalice.”
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