Definition of hors concours in English:

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hors concours

Pronunciation: /ˌɔː kɒ̃ˈkʊə/

adjective

1Engaged in a contest but not competing for a prize: he has won the maximum of three gold medals and has been designated hors concours
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  • The programme in the Berlinale Palast will be rounded off by five more productions running hors concours.
  • With few events fitting in to the Team's competitive calendar, Lucinda rode Tennyson and Koyuna Sun-Glo hors concours to give them each a novice run, while Prada was once again in with a genuine shout at the top spoils.
  • The Trieste Contemporanea Committee for 2006 intends to invite hors concours a group of designers to present a project or a prototype for a glass jewel.
2 literary Unrivalled; unequalled.

Origin

French, literally 'out of the competition'.

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