shoo-in









shoo-in


noun Informal.

  1. a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win.

noun

  1. a person or thing that is certain to win or succeed
  2. a match or contest that is easy to win
n.

“easy winner” (especially in politics),” 1939, from earlier sense “horse that wins a race by pre-arrangement” (1928); the verb phrase shoo in in this sense is from 1908; from shoo (v.) + in (adv.).

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