in the fast lane

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*in the fast lane

Fig. in a very active or possible risky manner. (See also life in the fast lane. *Typically: be ~; live ~; move~; Stay ~.) Fred lives in the fast lane. It's lucky he's still alive.
See also: fast, lane

in the fast lane

doing things that will lead to success Their purchase of the company put them in the fast lane of the personal computer industry.
Usage notes: often used with put, as in the example
Related vocabulary: on the fast track
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of fast lane (a marked path for vehicles traveling faster)
See also: fast, lane