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one-horse race

An election campaign or other competitive situation in which only one competitor is entered or in which only one competitor has a realistic chance of winning.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'one-horse race':

one-horse raceA horse race in which a single horse takes such a considerable lead that the other horses are no longer contenders to win.
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