fast track

noun
1.
a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed.
2.
a railroad track for express trains.
3.
Informal. a situation or course of action that is intensely pressured or competitive, especially one in which a person advances rapidly to a higher level in a business or profession: With two promotions in six months, he seems to have chosen the fast track.
Idioms
4.
on a/the fast track, Informal.
a.
advancing or being promoted more rapidly than usual, especially in business or other organizational positions: an executive on the fast track.
b.
expanding or being developed or handled rapidly and often innovatively: a company on the fast track in computer technology. Compare fast lane.
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fast-track

[fast-trak, fahst-]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to advance or develop rapidly.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the fast track.

fast-tracker, noun
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fast-track
 
adj
1.  denoting the quickest or most direct route or system: fast-track executives; a fast-track procedure for libel claims
 
vb
2.  (tr) to speed up the progress of (a project or person)

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Example sentences
It gives people an opportunity to fast-track what they're doing, their
  high-potential projects.
But the judge warned he will not fast-track the proceedings.
They came from college campuses, from dead-end jobs and fast-track careers.
New fast-track planning powers are intended to prevent such delays in future,
  but economic questions remain.
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