[ shoo-in ]
/ ˈʃuˌɪn /
a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win.
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sure, solid, reliable, able, confident, easy, stable, strong, word, pledge, support, assertion, affirmation, promise, security, guarantee, coup, success, win, accomplishment
- shoo-fly pie,
- shoo-fly plant,
- shoofly pie,
- shook up
Origin of shoo-in
1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shoo in
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a person or thing that is certain to win or succeed
a match or contest that is easy to win
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