out of contention for

idiom

: no longer having a chance to win (something, such as a title or position)
This latest defeat means that she's now out of contention for the world title.

Examples of out of contention for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loss likely knocks U-M out of contention for a top-four seed in next week’s NCAA tournament reveal, and another home weekend at Crisler Center. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 3 Mar. 2023 She soon was bumped to 15th place and out of contention for the 12-woman final. San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Feb. 2022 The schools are set to play Dec. 12, but the Buckeyes have already missed two games and would likely be out of contention for the Big Ten championship if the game is canceled. USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2020 This knocked it out of contention for organ status, as our bodily organs must be continuous, as well as provide some vital function to our anatomy. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 3 Jan. 2017 The senior finished fifth, running a 50.86 to finish just out of contention for a state bid. The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2023 With the Sooners out of contention for the College Football Playoff, USC dived in to make a splash. Greg Beacham, chicagotribune.com, 29 Nov. 2021 If Oregon were to beat USC in such a title game, the Pac-12 will have ended up with a fluke champion while its highest-profile team – Southern Cal – got knocked out of contention for a top bowl. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2020 This football season may not have gone as UCF would have preferred, with the Knights out of contention for the American Athletic Conference championship. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Nov. 2020

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“Out of contention for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20contention%20for. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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