Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shoo in

Shoo in was originally a racing term, and was applied to a horse expected to easily win a race, and, by extension, to any contestant expected to win an easy victory. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the term in print dates back to 1928, and the original sense of the term was to win a race, not by virtue of its speed or endurance, but because the race was fixed.

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