fast-lane

fast lane

noun
1.
Also called express lane. the lane of a multilane roadway that is used by fast-moving vehicles, as when passing slower traffic.
2.
Informal. any scene, activity, or pursuit that is exciting, high-pressured, competitive, swift-moving, and sometimes dissipated or dangerous: Alcoholism and stress are often the price for living life in the fast lane.
Compare fast track.


Origin:
1965–70

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fast lane
 
n
1.  the outside lane on a motorway or dual carriageway for vehicles overtaking or travelling at high speed
2.  informal the quickest but most competitive route to success

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