shoo-in
noun Date: 1937 one that is a certain and easy winner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoo-in — n especially AmE informal someone who is expected to easily win a race, election etc shoo in for ▪ He was far from a shoo in for president. shoo in to do sth ▪ He looked like a shoo in to win the Democratic nomination …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoo-in — shoo ins N COUNT A shoo in is a person or thing that seems sure to succeed. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] Ms Brown is still no shoo in for the November election …   English dictionary

  • shoo-in — ☆ shoo in [sho͞o′in΄ ] n. [ SHOO + IN2] Informal someone or something expected to win easily in an election, a race, etc …   English World dictionary

  • shoo-in — noun singular AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who seems certain to win something, for example an election or a competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoo-in — shoo′ in n. inf a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win • Etymology: 1945–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • shoo-in — {n.}, {informal} Someone or something that is expected to win; a favorite; sure winner. * /Chris is a shoo in to win a scholarship./ * /Do you think he will win the election? He s a shoo in./ * /This horse is a shoo in. He can t miss winning./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoo-in — {n.}, {informal} Someone or something that is expected to win; a favorite; sure winner. * /Chris is a shoo in to win a scholarship./ * /Do you think he will win the election? He s a shoo in./ * /This horse is a shoo in. He can t miss winning./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoo-in — noun informal Someone or something that is expected to win; a favorite; sure winner. Chris is a shoo in to win a scholarship. Do you think he will win the election? He s a shoo in. This horse is a shoo in. He can t miss winning. Syn.: sure… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoo-in — /ˈʃu ɪn/ (say shooh in) noun Colloquial a certainty to win a competition, election, etc. {from earlier US shoo in a fixed horserace, from the phrase shoo a horse in to let a horse win a race easily} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shoo-in — [“Jinn] n. an easy winner. □ She’s a shoo in. Nobody can touch her. □ My horse was a shoo in. It won by a mile …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shoo-in — /shooh in /, n. Informal. a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win. [1945 50, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase shoo in] * * * …   Universalium

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