Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a shoo-in

1) a person or thing that is certain to succeed
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • a shoo-in for promotion/winning/victory
  • Analysis
    Someone who is 'a shoo-in' for something is certain to succeed or be a winner in a contest. You could be 'a shoo-in' for a particular role you are applying for, for example. This is a popular phrase used in business and social contexts, though it is slightly informal. Similar phrases include 'a sure thing' or 'a cinch'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The bookmakers' short odds suggested that the horse was a shoo-in to win the race.
    2. After watching the opposition win their semi-final, the coach knew his team were no longer a shoo-in for the Championship.
    3. If I impress my Manager, I'll be a shoo-in for that promotion.
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