Any record of performance, esp of success; chart, footprint, form: I have a lot of relevant experience and a good track record/ Voluntary organizations have a much better track record in the third world
[1965+; fr the record of performance of a racehorse on the racetrack]
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Idioms and Phrases with 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.