shoo-in


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shoo-in

Someone or something that is 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.

shoo-in

(ˈʃuɪn)
n. an easy winner. My horse was a shoo-in. It won by a mile.
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I want to make their job hunting process delightful and hassle free," said Karen Tan, the founder of SHOO-IN.
The field she beat was nowhere near the best that Europe could have put up and a lot of the Aussie races must have been shoo-ins.
His main competition will come from county mate Eoin Larkin at 4/5 as both Noel McGrath a n d L a r Corbett look shoo-ins at 1/33 and 1/500.
I'm not saying that they are shoo-ins or anything like that, but on all known form there should only be a puck of a sliotar between the sides.
But CSUN, with its possible bubble-bursting RPI in the 60s, would feel more secure if it could finish ahead of the 49ers and/or the Titans, who are all but shoo-ins.
Alun Wyn Jones, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones and Matthew Rees are shoo-ins to link up with those preparing for next Saturday's Test opener in Brisbane.
Early favourites often fail but the only things which could count against the constantly lauded south Londoners are their ubiquity and the fact that the judges may be put off by them being regarded as shoo-ins, as Burial were in 2008.
But I don't believe replacing the old boys' clubs with young wimmen's shoo-ins is any more acceptable.
Nobody in our dressing-room has played in a League final, so it would have been n i c e a l r i g h t , p a r t i c u l a r l y seeing as we won the first four games and we probably looked shoo-ins to get to a final.
We said at the start of the season we wanted to make sure by the time the World Cup boys came back to us, they were not shoo-ins and they are certainly not.
Paddy Power regard the Big Two giants as 1/16 shoo-ins to lift the Carling Premiership crown on May 1.
But they were hardly delighted at having to lay such prohibitive odds about this year's awards shoo-ins.
I should have thought they were at the very least shoo-ins for 007.
Baring extraordinary write-in campaigns, both men will be shoo-ins in the November election.
Each are shoo-ins on Speed's team-sheet from here on in, as is Chris Gunter at right back.