Definition of track record in English:

track record


  • 1The best recorded performance in a particular athletics event at a particular track.

    • ‘It was heart-breaking because he conceded 23 lb to the winner and they smashed the track record.’
    • ‘His track record was smashed twice last night in the fastest speedway meeting ever held in Manchester.’
    • ‘I rode against him at Eastbourne last week and he broke the track record.’
    • ‘This all worked well seeing that I managed to set the new track record.’
    • ‘Then comes the disturbing news that there was a new track record of 43-thousandths of a second.’
    1. 1.1 The past achievements or performance of a person, organization, or product.
      ‘he has an excellent track record as an author’
      • ‘It should also have a strong historical track record in terms of growth and profitability.’
      • ‘Nothing in his past particularly gives him a track record in these technologies.’
      • ‘Third, public enquiries do not have a particularly good track record of producing useful conclusions.’
      • ‘He was referring to his track record of chairmanship in numerous organizations.’
      • ‘Despite the author's track record, the new book has received a number of highly critical reviews.’
      • ‘He recommends sticking to firms that have a track record because they have proved that they know how to run the funds.’
      • ‘It shows that a fund's past track record tells us nothing about its future performance.’
      • ‘If you hire someone who has a good reputation and track record, then put your faith in him or her.’
      • ‘They also warn that the Government's track record on hi-tech projects suggests it could prove a shambles.’
      • ‘Her track record in politics however suggests that there is an authoritarian streak in her.’
      • ‘There is a proven track record of prejudice, narrow thinking and incompetent advice.’
      • ‘By now all good leaders have a track record and what they have achieved is there for anyone to point at.’
      • ‘In fact, Irish mortgage customers have an excellent track record of repayments.’
      • ‘His track record, he says, is proven, but he is helpless if others choose to ignore it.’
      • ‘We should try to be the best in whatever we do, so that people want to employ us for our excellent skills and track record.’
      • ‘Each member of the consortium has a proven track record in the field of supported employment.’
      • ‘Now that man has a proven track record with us, so don't even think of asking us to choose between you.’
      • ‘Given the organisation's track record, I wouldn't be surprised by either explanation.’
      • ‘He speaks with the authority of a man with a track record, but how much experience can he have at his age?’
      • ‘Given the organisers' track record it may not be so long before their wish is granted.’
      previous conduct, previous performance, previous accomplishments, previous achievements, career to date, history, past, life history, background
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