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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 Shoo smiths team will be travelling to the St Francis Care Centre, in Boksburg on where they will spend five days helping patients.