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rank outsider

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who is not expected to win a race or competition: He came from nowhere, this rank outsider, to beat a field of top-class athletes.
Translations of “rank outsider”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不被看好的比賽者, 不大可能獲勝的選手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不被看好的比赛者, 不大可能获胜的选手…
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