Saturday, 7 August 2010


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.


  1. I'll vote for Floella, and on a similar note - which do you think is correct, 'home in' or 'hone in'?

  2. It doesn't require thought, "hone in" is wrong. You hone your skills and home in on a target.