Definition of shoo-in in English:


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  • A person or thing that is certain to succeed, especially someone who is certain to win a competition: he was a shoo-in for re-election
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    • Whereas Room #2 was filled with the shoo-ins, this room seemed to have been populated mostly with the long-shots.
    • They are shoo-ins for the public service category in any event.
    • He had been considered a shoo-in for best new artist.


1930s: from the earlier use of the term denoting the winner of a rigged horse race.

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