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

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n. an easy winner. My horse was a shoo-in. It won by a mile.
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Bill Jolly vvUnderestimatedo pposition Black Caviar's jockey thought it was a shoo-in and underestimated our top European sprinters.
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.