Saturday, 7 August 2010
Posted by M.H. Forsyth
Floella Benjamin may stand to be Mayor of London. The Daily Mirror reports that:
London party activists get to pick who will take on Boris and the peer should be a shoe-in for selection if she can be persuaded to stand.
The usual phrase is shoo-in. It means that one horse is so much superior to the rest of the field that he can simply be shooed over the winning line.
But I suppose that Cinderella was a shoe-in for marrying Prince Charming.