in the hunt

idiom

US
: 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.

Examples of in the hunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even Alcaraz, who is in the hunt to back up his French Open title with his second Wimbledon championship in as many years, couldn’t escape a marathon match this fortnight. Ava Wallace, Washington Post, 9 July 2024 Thanks to baseball’s plan to incentivize mediocrity, there are 13 teams in the National League in the hunt for six playoff spots. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 8 July 2024 The tension appeared to boil over Sunday, with Norris feeling like he was denied what could have been a vital win in the hunt for his first world title. Ben Church, CNN, 1 July 2024 Another way to go about finding a house cleaner is to use a service that can assist in the hunt. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in the hunt 

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

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