the fast lane

the fast lane

A phrase typically used to describe 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

fast lane

Also, life in the fast lane. A lifestyle that involves free spending and self-indulgence, and sometimes also dissipation and danger. For example, They're finding that life in the fast lane can be very stressful. This term alludes to the highway express lane used by faster vehicles to pass slower ones. [Colloquial; c. 1970] Also see fast track.
See also: fast, lane
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Motorists have noticed problems at various points of the five-lane highway from Zero Point to Golra Mor, where the fast lane has been squeezed.
POLICE have released startling footage of a drunk driver hurtling the WRONG way down the fast lane of the M6 - straight into the path of oncoming traffic.
'If you notice, the motorcycle lane is on the fast lane. We will move that into the third lane.
Two police cars were called to shepherd a black four by four style vehicle out of the fast lane on the northbound side of the road.
Summary: There is no such thing as the fast lane, say experts, sheding light on lane discipline
When he fails to do so, the second car is forced to overtake using the fast lane in order to avoid having to undertake him.
"The FAST LANE acronym stands for "Facilitating Automated System Transition LANE".
The FAST lane stands for Facilitating Automated System Transition.
This three-legged cat loves life in the fast lane and it doesn't take much to get his purr engine going.
Motorists should expect traffic disruption as a number of roads and major highways will be temporarily closed on Saturday morning, including the fast lane of King Faisal Highway up to the Shaikh Khalifa Highway from 6.30am to 8.15am, starting at the Financial Harbour traffic signal.
On the other hand 55% of males were irked by people going too slowly in the fast lane.
by Tariq Ziad Al Haremi / tariqh@timesofoman.com A common nuisance in Oman is when people drive slowly in the fast lane which results in a long line of vehicles.
To illustrate the speed of the Fast Lane program, after same-day turnaround of a request for quote on a press, Engel received a machine order on Dec.
SHE had already survived against the odds, and now a five-year-old dog has performed her second deathdefying feat - after being hit by a car in the fast lane of a motorway.
The 63-year-old was described by witnesses as lying "motionless" in the fast lane of the eastbound carriageway between Llanddulas and Pensarn after his motorcycle collided with the central reservation just before 7pm.