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08:38 Jan 23, 2001
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO] Bus/Financial
English term or phrase:fast-track
The job was given to someone on the proverbial "fast-track".
A situation involving high pressure, competition, and, especially, rapid success or advancement. For example, He was definitely on a fast track, becoming a partner after only five years in the firm, or This company was on the fast track in software development. This term alludes to a dry, hard horse track that enables horses to run at high speeds. [Colloquial; mid-1960s] Also see fast lane.
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