from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A reckless, self-indulgent, and free-spending sphere of activity, often involving dissipation: "the culinary fast lane ... where sea urchins and arugula salads flourish” ( Boston Globe).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. On a multilane road, the lane intended or reserved for vehicles moving at faster speeds.
  • n. Any situation or activity where the pace is very rapid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the traffic lane for vehicles that are moving rapidly
  • n. a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A boxy Harrah’s bus blocked the fast lane but she accelerated to pass it.

    Courting Trouble


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.