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noun as in the favorite in a contest

Strongest match

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Still “Happy,” truthfully, should have been a shoo-in for Record of the Year given its incessant popularity this past year.

Of course the opposite is true too--if McAuliffe bucks history and wins, then Politico will have to write that HRC is a shoo-in.

The Gyllenhaal siblings are also a shoo-in, though I fear I would jibber and jabber—and possibly giggle—over Jake.

The Iron Lady actress bested frontrunner Viola Davis, who seemed a shoo-in for her turn in The Help.

Kicking off Oscar season, the Telluride Film Festival showcased shoo-in performances by George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and more.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shoo-in, such as: front-runner, certainty, choice, minion, pick, and preference.

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