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Meaning of DARK HORSE

Pronunciation:  dârk hors

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  1. [n]  a racehorse about which little is known
  2. [n]  a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
 See Also: bangtail, campaigner, candidate, nominee, race horse, racehorse



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