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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.

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.

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.

shoo-in

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

shoo-in

A sure winner. This term comes from horse racing. The verb “to shoo” has long meant to drive or urge on. In the early 1900s corrupt jockeys would select a long shot to beat the faster horses, which would then be “shooed in” by the others. Turned into a noun, the expression now is used for a team, a political candidate, or other competitor, without any connotation of malfeasance.
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'The idea is to reduce fragmentation and increase the extent of forest refugia to help species persist under warmer climates.' Barriers between existing remnants include roads and degraded land, but Dr Shoo says, 'Previous work used underpasses and targeted forest restoration and we plan to add to that.'
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Dawn Row lands, a PA in the firm's planning team, was selected to represent Shoo smiths' Birmingham office.
However unconcerned Will later brushed off the incident, tellingmore than 500 fans: "I shoo parking tickets away - let it be taken up by the courts."
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More than 80 shows are being held at community venues across the region from sassy cabaret duo Shoo Shoo Baby performing From Berlin to Broadway at Bulkington Village Centre on September 29 and Bishop's Itchington Memorial Hall the following night.
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Like Pavlov's dog, we have become programmed to believe it, to internalize it, to suspect that when love does come sniffing around us, we better shoo it away in a hurry because we know black men and women can't co-exist in a loving relationship.
Observations shoo that the concentrations of odd-nitrogen compounds in the stratosphere did increase during the early part of this decade and have since decreased, they say.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS OPUS MOBY PEW DARE OBOE ASH DUDE TENT SKY SLUM REINS SHOO OPTS WAS AWN MAOR I ACTIVE FUHRER I RATE SOL TEE FETE TREK IMAGE ASPS TWOMARS ROAM I AN PLEA MONE MRS SLOT APSE WEE THINKER Across: 1 Mike, 4 Atone, 7 Boots, 8 Niger, 9 Paris, 10 Archetypal, 14 Images, 16 Steady, 17 Salmonella, 22 Chess, 23 Corgi, 25 Ernie, 26 Dread, 27 Byre.
There is music from bygone eras from the sounds of the 1920s and 1930s, from Shoo Shoo Baby, and the swinging 1950s era from The Atlantics.
His mother Claudia Cooper said: "This year Myles and Chartreuse, or Shoo Shoo as she is affectionately known, have had a tremendous season.