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English definition of “one-horse race”

one-horse race

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌwʌn.hɔːsˈreɪs/ us    /-hɔːrs-/
a race or competition that only one of the competitors has a real chance of winning: This election has been a one-horse race right from the start.Competitions, and parts of competitions
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