out of contention for


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another stunning mistake took American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin out of contention for a medal in her second consecutive event at the Olympics. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2022 Just 13 days after Utah knocked Oregon out of contention for a College Football Playoff berth, the two teams meet again to decide the Pac-12 champion on Friday, Dec. 3. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 3 Dec. 2021 That would mean Fresno, the lone team to beat the Aztecs this season, falls out of contention for the division title. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 In 2008, citing ties between developers and a Springfield power broker who later went to federal prison, regulators knocked Waukegan out of contention for a license that ultimately went to Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. Dan Petrella, chicagotribune.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Wednesday afternoon officially knocked them out of contention for the AFC North title. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, 3 Dec. 2020 One more cancellation would take the Badgers out of contention for the Big Ten title (minimum six games required). Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 3 Nov. 2020 Was this a particularly satisfying title after losing in the finals to Toronto in 2019, and then being out of contention for a while? Adam Nayman, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2022 The Wildcats have been knocked out of contention for a New Year's Six bowl game. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 16 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 2 Jun. 2023.

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