Shoo-in meaning

sho͝oĭn
A sure winner.
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One that has a sure chance of being chosen, as for a job or other position.
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(informal) Someone or something expected to win easily in an election, a race, etc.
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(horse racing) The winner of a fixed race, a fixed race.
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(idiomatic) A candidate or contestant generally agreed upon as the presumptive winner; somebody who is well-liked or widely agreed upon.

She's very popular and good with numbers, so I expect she'll be a shoo-in for treasurer.

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Alternative form of shoo-in.
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Origin of shoo-in

  • From a sense of the verb shoo, where racehorses would fall back and allow a chosen rider to win a fixed race. See 1910 quotation.

    From Wiktionary