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on the fast track

On 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 the fast track to wealth and prosperity.
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on the fast track

Fig. following an expedited procedure; being acted upon sooner or more quickly than is typical. Let's put this project on the fast track and maybe we'll see results sooner.
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fast lane/track, in/on the

An exciting, competitive, high-pressure activity or life-style. Alluding to the express lane of highways and (originally) railroad lines, this metaphor originated about the middle of the twentieth century and may refer not only to hectic high-pressure activity but also to rapid advancement. Richard M. Nixon used it in 1965: “New York . . . is a place where you can’t slow down—a fast track” (New York Times Magazine).
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