in the hunt


: having a chance to win or succeed in a contest or competition
At this point in the season, both teams are still in the hunt.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With Koepka trading shots with Rahm on that back nine for more than two hours, and with Mickelson’s name just hanging out there, as noticeable as a neon sign, and with another LIV man, Patrick Reed, also in the hunt, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman had to be absolutely giddy watching from afar. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2023 The Orioles should be in the hunt come the trade deadline and Burnes was reportedly being sought after in the offseason. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023 Also in the hunt are longplays by 1300, Body Type, Camp Cope, Laura Jean and Party Dozen. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2023 The union that represents roughly 900 state transportation engineers, architects and planners says Connecticut is falling behind in the hunt for the talented professionals needed to launch projects. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2023 Also in the hunt are the Cincinnati Bengals, who came up short in Super Bowl LVI. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 14 Jan. 2023 Buffalo already clinched the playoffs, sitting in first place in the AFC East, while the Patriots remain in the hunt. Ryan Parker, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2023 The Jaguars have won three in a row overall to leave them in the hunt for their first AFC South title since 2017. Mark Heim |, al, 1 Jan. 2023 Considering blue blood programs like Alabama and Clemson are frequently in the hunt for a spot, TCU making the cut is an outstanding accomplishment. Dallas News, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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“In the hunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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