from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An advantageous position, as in a competition.
- n. Sports The path next to the inner rail in a curved racetrack.
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- n. The lane or track nearest to the interior.
- n. Any advantage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the inner part of a race course; hence, colloquially, advantage of place, facilities, contacts, etc., in competition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a favorable position in a competition
- n. the inner side of a curved racecourse
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Cousin the over-sight of the Circuit, and told me to drive him off; but I could not do this if I wanted to, for brother Cousin had won the affections of the people, and therefore had the inside track of me; but at the next Conference he was tried and expelled for misdemeanor.
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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.
The Cadmuses and the government gave him the inside track because a big buy by BHT was mutually beneficial.
Gracie also introduced me to the market centersthe California Mart and the New Mart in particularin downtown Los Angeles, where all the shop owners go four times a year to see whats hot and get an inside track on the new fashions.