Meaning of “front-runner” in the English Dictionary

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"front-runner" in British English

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front-runnernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfrʌntˈrʌn.ər/ us /ˌfrʌntˈrʌn.ɚ/

the person, animal, or organization that is most likely to win something:

She is one of the front-runners in the contest.

(Definition of “front-runner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"front-runner" in American English

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front-runnernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfrʌntˈrʌn·ər/

the person, idea, or product that seems most likely to succeed:

With polls showing Schaefer ahead by 20 percentage points, he’s clearly the front-runner.

(Definition of “front-runner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"front runner" in Business English

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front runnernoun [ C ]

uk us

the person or organization that is most likely to get or win something:

front runner for sth She is clearly the front runner for the job.
Right now he's the front runner in next month's elections.

(Definition of “front runner” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)