fast lane

fast lane
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst leyn]
    • /fæst, fɑst leɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst leyn]
    • /fæst, fɑst leɪn/

Definitions of fast lane words

  • noun fast lane Also called express lane. the lane of a multilane roadway that is used by fast-moving vehicles, as when passing slower traffic. 1
  • noun fast lane Informal. any scene, activity, or pursuit that is exciting, high-pressured, competitive, swift-moving, and sometimes dissipated or dangerous: Alcoholism and stress are often the price for living life in the fast lane. 1
  • countable noun fast lane On a motorway, the fast lane is the part of the road where the vehicles that are travelling fastest go. 0
  • singular noun fast lane If someone is living in the fast lane, they have a very busy, exciting life, although they sometimes seem to take a lot of risks. 0
  • noun fast lane the outside lane on a motorway or dual carriageway for vehicles overtaking or travelling at high speed 0
  • noun fast lane the quickest but most competitive route to success 0

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Origin of fast lane

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Fast lane


fast lane popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fast lane usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fast lane

noun fast lane

  • fast track — a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed.

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