front runner

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or front′run′ner,

1. a person who leads in any competition.
2. an entrant in a race who performs well only when ahead of the field.
[1935–40, Amer.]
front′-run′ning, adj.

front runner

n (fig) → favorito/a
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Made of black epoxy powder coated aluminum, the Front Runner Slimline II roof rack is rated to carry 660 pounds and maintains a low profile.
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Having sustained verbal assaults from all sides as the nominal front runner, Macron is increasingly hitting back as France's 2017 presidential race enters the home stretch.
The change is due to the host channel, Information TV, deciding to rebrand their channel as Front Runner and moving into the sports section of the EPG.
Court has backed himself to improve upon his last appearance for Ireland, in last year's defeat by the English, but he warned: "Playing second fiddle for Cian isn't so bad - he's got to be a front runner for the Lions at the moment.
Front runner Pia Toscano was eliminated from the competition.
IN PARTS ONE and two--"First Steps Are Always Critical," April 2009; "The Next Steps Matter, Too," August 2009--we examined Front Runner, a pseudonymous brand with a consumer media initiative.
Montgomerie, 45, only emerged as the front runner to lead Europe's bid to reclaim the coveted trophy at Celtic Manor last week after previously indicating he wanted to play in Wales and wait until Gleneagles in 2014 to be captain.
Obama is currently the front runner, having won the last eight Democrat primaries.
Norwegian energy and materials group Norsk Hydro ASA (NYSE: NHY) said on Monday (29 January) that it will write down the value of its Front Runner field in the Gulf of Mexico by USD462m after tax.
Andy is the front runner, there is no doubt about that," said Spice.
executed an agreement to transport crude from the Front Runner field, which is located in 3,500 feet of water in Green Canyon Blocks 338 and 339 in the central Gulf of Mexico, 135 miles southeast of Houma, LA.