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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.

a shoo-in

  (American & Australian)
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.


n. an easy winner. My horse was a shoo-in. It won by a mile.