be a shoo-in

be a shoo-in

To be predicted to easily win a competition. Julia is a shoo-in for this year's spelling bee—she's the best speller in the whole town.

be a shoo-in

INFORMAL
If someone is a shoo-in for something such as an election or contest, they are certain to win. Note: `Shoo-in' is sometimes spelled `shoe-in'. The president seemed a shoo-in for a second term, even though the election was some 20 months away. She seemed like a shoo-in. But in the past month she has seen her 20-point lead reduced to a mere five percentage points.

be a ˈshoo-in

(American English, informal) be a person or team that will win easily or will definitely be chosen for something: He’s a shoo-in for governor.She was a shoo-in to win the award.
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Thank goodness he's Swiss or he'd be a shoo-in for the European Commission" Ukip leader Nigel Farage after Sepp Blatter resigned as Fifa president "The trick is to get there early.
Hot dog or not, Rickey Henderson became a tough-to-beat ball player in his day, and five years after he hangs up his spikes and closes out his major league career for good, hell be a shoo-in Hall of Fame candidate.
Williams fought crime in Los Angeles as hard as he is fighting to keep his job, he'd be a shoo-in for reinstatement.
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