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
The Philadelphia Eagles could be another dark horse candidate.
And of course there is always the chance for a dark horse candidate who can run through the ranks.
With two of the game’s top players — Giannis Antetokounmpo leading Milwaukee and Anthony Davis serving as New Orleans’ centerpiece — both teams are dangerous dark horses.
Members didn’t rule out a dark horse Wednesday, but said Messrs. McCarthy and Scalise were the clear front-runners.
Victoria remains a dark horse for a girl at 8/1, with Alexandra at 16/1.
As Lillard enters the MVP conversation and the league begins to take this team seriously as a potential dark horse in the West, Tuesday night's matchup against the league-best Rockets was the best test Portland's had yet.
Fans started to fall in love with the dark horse that resembled Harry Potter and his band of crusaders against the dark arts.
The dark horse in the race could be James Morgan, a graduate transfer from Bowling Green.
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First Known Use of dark horse
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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