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fast track

An accelerated path to success or achievement. Jacob was doing so well in all of his classes that his school put him on the fast track so he could graduate early. Many authors sell books that promise to put their readers on a fast track to wealth and prosperity.
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fast-track

1. adjective Having or denoting the most expedited or direct course. The banks' fast-track mortgage schemes meant huge numbers of people could suddenly afford to buy houses, but the huge, unfixed interest rates ended up leading to record numbers of foreclosures and repossessions. The company's CEO has been criticized for giving fast-track promotions to friends and family members.
2. verb To expedite or speed up some process. The government announced plans to fast-track citizenship applications for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.

fast track

A situation involving high pressure, competition, and, especially, rapid success or advancement. For example, He was definitely on a fast track, becoming a partner after only five years in the firm , or This company was on the fast track in software development. This term alludes to a dry, hard horse track that enables horses to run at high speeds. [Colloquial; mid-1960s] Also see fast lane.
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Fast-track construction has long been the norm in New York metropolitan area retail construction.
Fast-track designation is a process designed to expedite the review of drugs intended to treat serious diseases with unmet medical needs.
"Fast-Track rapidly adds a new dimension to our international services capability with minimal investment," said Erik Jennes, executive vice president for marketing and sales, Linxtelecom.
Mr Patterson added that former miners who think they fall within the fast-track scheme will be sent their offer by the solicitor dealing with their case.
"I hope the fast-tracked bills can be passed this year."
It has been 13 months since the NA was entrusted with the responsibility to manage the construction of the Fast-Track.
In September, we delivered a statement to the FDA expressing concern over Big Pharma's abuse of fast-track pathways.
The fast-track practice, as the new scheme is called, aims at better serving patients with milder symptoms who visit the hospital's A&E, and who usually end up waiting for hours before receiving medical attention as staff focuses on the more urgent cases.
Although highly individualized among the various heart surgery centers, the fast-track process is a team activity.
In a statement, the CMA said: "Under the fast-track reference procedure, the CMA's phase one investigation timetable is significantly shortened.
I tried out the short and sweet (but far too short) fast-track lanes taking people into and out of Argos in Liverpool One, but nobody else seemed to be paying them a blind bit of notice.
In recent days, President Obama has pleaded with uncharacteristic passion for Democrats to trust his trade agenda and support his bid for fast-track negotiating authority.
The Senate's final vote passing the fast-track bill, which will only require a simple majority, was made possible by a 60-37 procedural vote on Tuesday that was the highest remaining procedural hurdle for the bill.
Last Friday, the House narrowly backed fast-track, or trade promotion authority, for Obama to help him finish negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal.