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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 is available for shipments to and from over 60 destinations on the combined Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways Cargo network and can be booked by contacting the Air Seychelles Cargo team by email on cargocommercial@airseychelles.
Wyden also deserves credit for joining other Democrats in voting against the fast-track bill in a procedural vote Tuesday, setting the stage for Wednesday's agreement that ensured a vote on the important currency manipulation bill before debate can begin on fast-track authority.
The concept of fast-track courts is based on Article 21 of the constitution which guarantees speedy trial.
A second Obama Administration or a new Romney Administration both are likely to have an interest in new fast-track legislation.
In addition to the inherent challenges of fast-track construction, the MRI building required extensive site coordination and logistics since the building was prefabricated off-site, and the medical office renovation took place while the 30,000 square-foot facilities were being used.
Warwick's fast-track programme lecturer, Alison Kitson said: 'I suppose the fact that we only have one fast-track student this year makes it look like we haven't recruited all that well, but fast-track students are recruited centrally.
2149) that would give the president fast-track trade negotiating authority and does not include any labor or environmental standards.
Of course, abandoning fast-track would allow the anti-trade forces to claim a victory, albeit one with virtually no practical value.
Under the draft procedures, fast-track mediation could be used to resolve factual issues such as: valuation; reasonable compensation; transfer pricing; substantiation issues; trust fund recovery penalties; and offers in compromise under $50,000.
146, thereby extending the fast-track procedure regarding trade relations with Canada, Mexico, and more than 100 other nations.
Working on an aggressive, fast-track schedule of 22 weeks, B.
Also, cases in the LMSB Fast-Track Dispute Resolution Program are exempt from the panel approach.
Moreover, SinuNase has been granted Fast-Track status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).