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in the fast lane

1. In a very successful position or on the path to a successful outcome. Their revolutionary computer chip suddenly put the small tech company in the fast lane.
2. Engaging in energetic, pleasure-driven, and often risky behavior. He always lived his life in the fast lane, and he ended up dying at a very young age.
See also: fast, lane

life in the fast lane

A lifestyle in which one engages in energetic, pleasure-driven, and often risky behavior. He always lived his life in the fast lane, and he ended up dying at a very young age.
See also: fast, lane, life

*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

life in the fast lane

a very active or possible risky way to live. (See also in the fast lane.) Life in the fast lane is too much for me.
See also: fast, lane, life

life in the fast lane

COMMON Life in the fast lane is a way of life which is full of activity, excitement, and often pressure. Tired of life in the fast lane, Jack decided to give it all up to become a painter. Note: People often say that a person lives life in the fast lane or lives in the fast lane. The 28-year-old rugby player lives life in the fast lane both on and off the field. She knew how to have a good time, and had a reputation for living in the fast lane.
See also: fast, lane, life

in the fast lane

where life is exciting or highly pressured.
See also: fast, lane

in the ˈfast lane

(informal) the exciting and sometimes risky way of life typical of very successful people: I hear you’ve just been made chief of the Berlin office, Joan. How’s life in the fast lane? OPPOSITE: in the slow lane
The fast lane is the part of a main road such as a motorway, where vehicles drive fastest.
See also: fast, lane
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