Definition of fast track in English:

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fast track

Pronunciation: /ˈfast trak/


[in singular]
A route or method which provides for more rapid results than usual: a career in the fast track of the Civil Service
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  • The ideal person will be professionally qualified and be able to demonstrate a fast track career history.
  • By the time she was born, those days were behind him and he was on the fast track of an army career.
  • We lack the kind of mentorship and connections with people who can help us on the fast track and up the career ladder.


(fast-track) [with object]
Accelerate the progress of (a person or project): the board voted to fast-track the stadium plan
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  • The government recently announced plans for a bill to fast-track large-scale projects such as the metro.
  • The minister said the government was planning legislation to fast-track infrastructure projects.
  • Any plans to fast-track incineration projects are likely to cause a serious row in the cabinet.

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