Examples of dark horse in a Sentence
The Democrat from Utah has gone from being a dark horse to the front-runner in the campaign for President.
The movie is a dark horse for the award.
He is a dark horse, but I did find out that he once played football professionally.
Recent Examples of dark horse from the Web
Several above-average defenders might just make this group a dark horse to come out of the East (presuming the offense scores enough).
Lindenwold is a dark horse, but the Lions would get 25 power points with an upset of Paulsboro.
In the race for one of the most coveted party posts, there are sure bets -- as well as dark horses.
The dark horse of this update could arguably be ARKit, which will have some at-launch app support.
Odell, the vice president of global marketing, sales and service once viewed as a dark horse for CEO, leaves after 37 years with Ford.
The French international will be at the World Cup in Russia this summer, and Les Bleus could well be dark horses for the title given their host of talented young stars.
Then there are Charles Brumskine, a lawyer and perennial presidential candidate, and Alex Cummings, a dark horse former Coca-Cola executive who has raced in recent weeks to catch up with the usual names.
In this crowded mix, a dark horse has appeared: the former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
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DARK HORSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dark horse for English Language Learners
: a person (such as a politician), animal, or thing that competes in a race or other contest and is not expected to win
: a person who has interesting qualities or abilities that most people do not know about
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