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track record

A history of someone's or something's performance, often cited as a predictor of how they will perform in the future. The mayor brought in the new police chief because he has a strong track record of reducing crime in inner-city neighborhoods. The company had an almost perfect track record before the scandal, which made it even more shocking.
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track record

A record of actual performance or achievements, as in This applicant has an excellent track record. This term probably comes from horse racing, where it signifies the best time a horse has ever achieved at a particular track or over a particular distance. However, some believe it alludes to track and field records. Its figurative use dates from the late 1940s.
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a track record

COMMON The track record of a person, company, or product is the reputation they have, based on what they have done or how good they have been in the past. He joined the BBC as a trainee and quickly developed a track record as an inventive programme maker. Glasgow Museums and Galleries have a proven track record of attracting very large audiences. The region is known to have a poor track record in research. Note: An athlete's track record is a record of the performances he or she has achieved.
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a ˌtrack ˈrecord

all a person’s or an organization’s successes or failures in the past: In business your track record is more important than your qualifications.
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track record

The sum of a person’s performance or achievements in a given line. The term comes from horse racing, where it is defined as the best time a horse ever made over a given distance on a particular track. It was transferred to human endeavor about 1950. “[Billy] Wilder has had a series of extremely successful pictures. . . . We were betting on his track record that this one would be, too” (Life, 1965).
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What I'm saying there to the candidates to focus on track records, individual track records that can be presented and what they'll do in the next three years," Duterte said in a mix of Filipino and English in a press briefing in Ilocos Norte.
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The ratings incorporate the strength of Union's new senior management team (effective from third quarter 2012), which has a wealth of experience in the Middle East insurance markets and an impressive track record spanning over 15 years with one of the leading domestic insurers.
At Nottingham recently he actually appeared to refuse to race when pulling himself up and when trialling at Coventry on March 3 he hesitated as he crossed the line first time before then clocking an astonishing 28.96 and smashing the track record.
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