two-horse race

two-horse race
two-horse race a contest in which only two of the competitors are likely winners.
Main Entry: two

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  • (a) three horse race — a one, two, three, etc. horse ˈrace f9 idiom a competition or an election in which there are only one, two, etc. teams or candidates with a chance of winning • The women s competition was a two horse race between last year s winners Surrey and… …   Useful english dictionary

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