front runner

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front runner (plural front runners)

  1. (idiomatic) The most likely winners in a contest, election, etc.
    Scolari and Curbishley were among the front runners for the vacant England job, but McClaren got the job in the end.
    According to the media, she is the front-runner in the forthcoming election.
  2. (finance, business) One who engages in front running.

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