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shoo-in

[ shoo-in ]
/ ˈʃuˌɪn /
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noun Informal.
a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win.
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Origin of shoo-in

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shoo in
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British Dictionary definitions for shoo-in

shoo-in

noun
a person or thing that is certain to win or succeed
a match or contest that is easy to win
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