Synonyms Of dark horse
Definition Of dark horse
a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.
a dark-horse candidate
Example Of dark horse
a Gloucester side that could be a dark horse for the title
But by no means does Moe view her students as dark horses .
Having attracted a familiarity rating of just over two per cent, it's fair to say that in the eyes of the NSW electorate, Morris Iemma is a dark horse .
The dark horse in this constituency is Cllr Finian McGrath, a school principal, who has worked with Dublin Central veteran independent, Tony Gregory.
The normally media shy Peter Menegazzo has been a dark horse in the cattle industry, but now he's the industry's most powerful player.