one-horse race Definition in British 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 real chance of winning: This election has been a one-horse race right from the start.
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