dark horse
noun Date: 1831 1. a. a usually little known contender (as a racehorse) that makes an unexpectedly good showing b. an entrant in a contest that is judged unlikely to succeed 2. a political candidate unexpectedly nominated usually as a compromise between factions

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  • Dark Horse — Dark|horse, (auch:) Dark Horse [ da:k hɔ:s], das; , s [...sɪz; engl. = dunkles Pferd, aus: dark = dunkel, ungewiss u. horse = Pferd] (Jargon): noch nicht bekanntes Rennpferd …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dark horse — n 1.) someone who is not well known, and who surprises people by winning a competition ▪ In the 1955 golf championship, dark horse Jack Fleck defeated Ben Hogan. 2.) BrE someone who does not tell people much about themselves, but who has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dark horse — in politics, 1842, an image from horse racing, in which dark is used in its figurative sense of unknown. Moonraker is called a dark horse ; that is neither his sire nor dam is known. [ Pierce Egan s Book of Sports, London, 1832] …   Etymology dictionary

  • dark horse — dark horses N COUNT If you describe someone as a dark horse, you mean that people know very little about them, although they may have recently had success or may be about to have success. Until recently A. S. Byatt was a dark horse, known only by …   English dictionary

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