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front runner

n. the leader; the person or thing most likely to win. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front runner and made them all public.
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It would be premature to say we have taken a decision to appoint Whatmore as head coach but we are in the process of interviewing candidates and Whatmore is a front runner," he added.
As a front runner, nobody expected Toscano to be eliminated.
Two-time Masters champion Olazabal and Montgomerie are the clear front runners with Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam outside contenders.
We are very enthusiastic about our Front Runner properties.
Ole Nymoen, diplomatic correspondent with the Norwegian news agency NTB, said there has not been as much speculation about the winner as in previous years, but the United Nations is the front runner among informed opinion in Oslo.
But leave out the exotic setting, and the book shares many virtues with her 1974 hit, The Front Runner, a gay love story--equally popular with men and women--that plays out between a tough college track coach and an idealistic Olympic-lass runner on his team.
His play is to get caught in a rundown long enough for the front runner to "steal" the run.
He continues, "The Front Runner program was designed to provide our partners with the best development environment possible and give them the technical and marketing tools they need to be successful over the long term.
THE year 1996 was George O'Connor's last hurrah on the inter-county playing fields - but one of the great midfield talents of his era has now emerged as a front runner for the post of National Director of Hurling.
All facilities in which Spinnaker owns an interest that have been visually inspected are intact, including the Front Runner Spar and related completion rig.
It's been 24 years since author PATRICIA NELL WARREN wrote her classic novel The Front Runner, a love story between an out gay college long-distance runner and a closeted ex-Marine track coach.
today announced that A3 Modeling, the Company's web platform for automation of complex corporate analytic applications including budgeting, forecasting and line of business profitability analysis, now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, earning the company Front Runner status with Microsoft Corp.
Landmark author Patricia Nell Warren will commemorate three decades of her most renowned novel, "The Front Runner," with appearances and book signings across America, including celebrations in New York and Los Angeles in June to coincide with the author's 68th birthday.
Front-runners do best in isolation, and a sole front runner is often a good bet to make all.
CSI) (OTCBB:CSWI) today announced its newest application, developed using Microsoft SQL Server 2005, has earned the company Front Runner status from Microsoft Corp.