in contention

idiom

: being argued about : not yet decided
an issue that is still in contention

Examples of in contention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coming off a disappointing 2023-24 season, Marks knew that major changes needed to be made within the organization in order to get the team back in contention. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 8 July 2024 Two other members of Stanford’s 2024 NCAA championship team, Colt Walker and Jeremy Bischoff, ended 10th and 11th, respectively, while Cardinal alum Curran Phillips took the top spot on his primary apparatus, parallel bars, which could keep him in contention for the team. Chrös McDougall, The Mercury News, 27 June 2024 With all the Oscar winners in contention in the other drama categories, expect a push for Loki’s Ke Huy Quan, even though his character felt more like a guest star than a supporting player. Joe Reid, Vulture, 25 May 2024 For the first time in a decade, three teams — Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City — remained in contention to win the championship as the season entered its final weeks. Rory Smith, New York Times, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for in contention 

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“In contention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20contention. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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