in contention for

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in contention for

: having a chance to win (something, such as a title or position)
  • He's in contention for the Olympic medal.

Word by Word Definitions

contention play
  1. : a point advanced or maintained in a debate or argument

  2. : an act or instance of contending

  3. : rivalry, competition


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