Definition of shoo-in in English:
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.
Words that rhyme with shoo-inbruin, ruin
Definition of shoo-in in:
- US English dictionary
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