Definition of dark horse in English:
A candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds: a Gloucester side that could be a dark horse for the title
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- You certainly hide your bushels under your lights, you dark horses!
- But by no means does Moe view her students as dark horses.
- You should never judge a man by his instrument, because those classical musicians are dark horses.
early 19th century: originally racing slang.
Definition of dark horse in:
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