inside track

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - inside track

"inside track"

a position of advantage due to special connections, special knowledge, or favoritism


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - inside track

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: What are we going to do? Our supplier shorted us on our order and all the other suppliers are already at capacity.

Colleague 2: I have an old friend who works at one of the suppliers. We were roommates in college and have stayed close since.

Colleague 1: That should give us an inside track. Do you think he can help us.

Colleague 2: I am sure we can get preferential treatment. Let me give him a call.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - inside track

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How is the job search going?

Friend 2: Better now. I just found out that I have a cousin who works in a human resources department of a rather large company.

Friend 1: Great. So you will have the inside track on getting a job.

Friend 2: I am not sure how much my cousin can do for me but it will give me an advantage over someone who just walks in off the street.

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Having the inside track because you know the head of human resources definitely increases your chance of getting a job.

inside track - Examples:

1)  Send a thank you note to anyone who puts you on the inside track for a job that results in an interview.

2)  Being a partner can give someone an "inside track to the top jobs" at the bank, according to the NYTimes. 

3)  Do you belong in your own locker room? You have an inside track as an owner, but you shouldn't have access based on your own criteria.

4)  How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines?

5)  Do you want someone inside your workplace who has the inside track to be an advocate for your project or promotion, or someone who can act ...

6)  I've played, toured, produced etc. but what sadly gives me the inside track here is that I once had a day job at a company like that.

7)  ... who turned the challenge of coping as outsiders into a self-propelled deliverance to an inside track.

8)  ... partners every two years. Those selected are typically rewarded lavishly and have an inside track to top jobs at the firm.

9)  Google has the inside track with Android based devices as well, in my opinion.

10)  The "movers and shakers, powers that be, those with the inside track" made sure things went their way.

11)  ... more power.. doctors of course speak directly with God so they have the inside track on defining what is a pathology and what is not. 

12)  ... by propping up the copyright holders and their moribund industries, Apple gains the inside track on providing a legal cloud service that no one else could match.

13)  ... require new teachers to work for free in the hopes of getting an inside track on a job. It's a form of exploitation, and perhaps corruption ...

14)  He has had nearly four years on the job and has an inside track.

15)  ... about excessive regulation is so absurd, especially when they seem to have the inside track to influencing regulators, federal and provincial.

16)  Unless of course you will find the inside track and have a friend with contacts, then your doorways to future fortune are firmly closed.

17)  With regulation still developing, everyone is attempting to get the inside track on what's happening and to influence legislation, if they can.

18)  By using these types of networking opportunities, you gain a great inside track beyond doing your work.

19)  There's nothing worse than being somewhere new and flailing around without having the inside track.

20)  ... fact that the best deals are being swiped by realtors or others with the inside track.