What Does Dark Horse Mean?


A dark horse means someone who emerges to prominence after being previously slightly known. It originated from a horse racing parlance, and dark horse was that one which was not known to the punters and was difficult to place odds on.
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dark horse
a racehorse, competitor, etc., about whom little is known or who unexpectedly wins.
a candidate who is unexpectedly nominated at a political convention.
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