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dark

Edited by John Ayto

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199543793
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727689
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a dark horse a person, especially a competitor, about whom little is known. The expression was originally horse-racing slang. The

Reference Entry.  172 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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