a shoo-in

a shoo-in

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if someone is a shoo-in for a competition, or a competition is a shoo-in for them, they will win it easily She's a shoo-in for re-election to the Senate. The election looks like a shoo-in for our man.
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Summary: After a triumphant night for Colin Firth and The King's Speech at the BAFTAs, critic Mark Kermode says Firth is a shoo-in for an Oscar.
After a triumphant night for Colin Firth and The King's Speech at the BAFTAs, film critic Mark Kermode says Firth is a shoo-in for an Oscar.
There was a sense last week that the forthcoming General Election is getting much too close to call, which is in itself quite amazing when you consider Mr Blair has been regarded as a shoo-in for most of this past 18 months.
The second ``Harry Potter'' movie, to be released in the fall, is also a shoo-in blockbuster for both box office and merchandising, according to Silver.
FORGET Paul McGinley's missed cut at Wentworth last week - the Dubliner's previous efforts this year and his record at Celtic Manor make him a shoo-in at 11-8 for threeball glory against Andy Coltart and Terry Price in the Wales Open.
Today, with new exhibits and improved overall conditions, the zoo seems a shoo-in to get its accreditation renewed.