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Meaning of “front-runner” in the English Dictionary

"front-runner" in British English

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front-runnernoun [C]

uk   /ˌfrʌntˈrʌn.ər/  us   //
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 ​pollsshowing Schaefer ​ahead by 20 ​percentagepoints, 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)
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