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track record

noun
1.
a record of achievements or performance:
an executive with a good track record.
Origin of track record
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Rick ran as fast as his long legs would carry him, which was fast enough to hold a track record or two at Whiteside High.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • "I'll bet that was close to twenty-four, the track record," said Garrison unconsciously.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • It also equaled the track record made last year by Royal Report.

  • Elisha, now, I'd say he was ready to step out and bust a track record as soon as he gets the cinders out of his ears.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for track record

track record

noun
1.
(informal) the past record of the accomplishments and failures of a person, business, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for track record

track

verb

  1. To agree with other information; chime: What you say doesn't track with what I know (1970s+ Army)
  2. To make sense; be plausible; figure: It does not necessarily track that because Son of Sam sells papers in New York he will sell books in Seattle/ She's practically out of her mind. Like, she isn't even tracking (1970s+)

Related Terms

fast lane, go on track, have the inside track, one-track mind

[probably fr track, ''the groove of a phonograph record, a continuous line or passage of a tape recording,'' influenced by earlier track, ''follow, come closely and directly behind'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with track record

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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