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Origin of "That tracks" to mean "That makes sense."

The sense of "to make sense" of the verb track goes back to 1924 in written usage per OED. Here is the definition and the first citation from OED: intransitive. To be consistent with ...
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Origin of "That tracks" to mean "That makes sense."

In my view, this is a figurative extension of the phrase "to track with X" which means "to follow along with X wherever X may go (remaining aligned with X)". It is used of trailers ...
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Origin of "That tracks" to mean "That makes sense."

The Free Dictionary has this meaning of track as an idiom: track informal To be in agreement or accordance (with something); to concur with or corroborate some piece of information. Usually used in ...
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What's the origin of the phrase "build bridges?"

Assuming that the question here is about the origin of use of "burning bridges" in a figurative sense, I note one example from 1886, although it may not be the same one that FumbleFingers ...
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