shoe-in vs shoo-in : Common Errors in English

About shoe-in vs shoo-in

A race horse so fast that you can merely shoo it across the finish line rather than having to urge it on with stronger measures is a “shoo-in”: an easy winner. It is particularly unfortunate when this expression is misspelled “shoe-in” because to “shoehorn” something in is to squeeze it in with great difficulty.

shoo-in Meaning(s)

  • (n) an easy victory

shoe-in in News

  • Cardinals, Orioles, Rays most likely teams to draft Nick Ciuffo

    What’s not to like about a catcher skilled beyond his 18 years, a left-handed power hitter who signed with the South Carolina Gamecocks before his ninth-grade baseball season? Nick Ciuffo (SHOE-foe) is a shoe-in for the first round of tonight’s Major League Baseball draft; he’s in New York City as part of MLB Network coverage.
    on June 6, 2013 Source: The Post and Courier

shoo-in in News

  1. Davidson: Owl Club of Denver presents 20 debutantes at 62nd annual cotillion

    Her list of accomplishments is almost longer than she is tall, which is a good thing because it helped make Briana Labrie a shoo-in for the Owl Club of Denver's debutante Class of 2013.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. Is Matt Carpenter the Best Leadoff Hitter in the National League?

    COMMENTARY | Matt Carpenter's bid for an All-Star selection at second base may ultimately fall short behind incumbent Brandon Phillips and San Francisco Giants fan-favorite Marco Scutaro -- but if fans were allowed to vote by batting order, the St. Louis Cardinals infielder would be a shoo-in.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Hear Iamsu!'s 'Kilt 2' Mixtape, a Hi-Fi Ratchet Revelation

    Oakland rapper-producer  Iamsu! was a shoo-in for SPIN's Real Hottest MCs list earlier this year...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Spin

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