one-horse race Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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one-horse racenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌwʌn.hɔːsˈreɪs/  us   /-hɔːrs-/
a ​race or ​competition that only one of the ​competitors has a ​realchance of ​winning: This ​election has been a one-horse ​raceright from the ​start.
(Definition of one-horse race from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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