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
Third-party estimates like Chartmetric's FEL ratio demonstrate how looking beyond follower count alone can illuminate the true dark horses on Spotify in the race for engagement.
The still-developing trade market seems to be teetering on whether the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers or some dark horse team pries Manny Machado from the Orioles.
The Takeaway: Worth noting: At least one rumor is placing former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks as a dark horse candidate for the position.
Which may explain why speculation also continues over the potential appointment of a dark horse progressive, such as school board member Stevon Cook or Sunny Angulo, a legislative aide to progressive Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
If personal chemistry with Trump winds up being the determining factor, the nomination could go to Kethledge, the dark horse pick.
Tipped as dark horses for the title leading up to the tournament, Belgium kept excitement brimming over during a superb group phase that reaped nine goals for only two conceded.
World Cup group stage rolls along with key matches A pair of World Cup dark horses were victorious Monday.
Every year, there are dark horses who make the roster of 13.
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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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