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shoo-in

[shoo-in] /ˈʃuˌɪn/
noun, Informal.
1.
a candidate, competitor, etc., regarded as certain to win.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shoo in
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British Dictionary definitions for shooin

shoo-in

noun
1.
a person or thing that is certain to win or succeed
2.
a match or contest that is easy to win
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Word Origin and History for shooin

shoo-in

n.

"easy winner" (especially in politics)," 1939, from earlier sense "horse that wins a race by pre-arrangement" (1928); the verb phrase shoo in in this sense is from 1908; from shoo (v.) + in (adv.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for shooin

sho-nuff

adverb

Surely; certainly: but Tip (a peaceful Nubian sho-nuff) settled his beef

[1880+; presumed black pronunciation of sure enough]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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