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  • Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson, you will learn about the idiom 'dark horse' and how to use it in your conversations.

  • Let's learn about the idiom 'dark horse'. A 'dark horse' is someone who has hidden talents.

  • Correct Jeff. A 'dark horse' is a person of little prominence or who has little chance to be successful, but who surprises you at the end by succeeding.

  • For example: in the recent marathon, the runner from Idaho turned out to be the dark horse. It was his first marathon!

  • His abilities and potential were not very well known, but he managed to succeed and beat other competitors who were more popular.

  • Here's another example: nobody thought Edison would become a scientist as he was poor in studies, but he proved to be a dark horse.

  • In politics, the idiom is used to speak of a candidate who seems less popular or has little chance of winning,

  • but comes out victorious or gains power unexpectedly.

  • Yes, a 'dark horse' is like a mysterious person whose abilities, plans and thoughts are not known!

  • Yes, they are often difficult to judge. Let's listen to some conversations with examples of how to use this idiom?

  • Good idea!

  • - Wow Irene! I didn't know you could sing so well! - Thank you, Ben!

  • You're actually advancing to the finals in the competition.

  • Yes. In fact, I was in a band.

  • Aha! So you're the dark horse in this competition! What was the band's name?!

  • Ever heard of Blue Velvet?

  • Sure! There was a time when I used to listen to 'Goodnight friend' all day long!

  • Really?! Well..that was us!

  • The talk shows are saying that the former High Court judge is the dark horse to be the new governor.

  • Yeah, he came from nowhere and achieved prominence in polls. He's very intelligent and a visionary!

  • He may win. Some people have hidden talents.

  • We have a dark horse among us, too.

  • Another politician?

  • No. I was talking to Irene and found out that she was one of the Blue Velvet members!

  • Really? I love their songs!

  • It's surprising that Isaac has won the local chess championship!

  • He's a dark horse. We never knew he was such a good player!

  • Yeah. He hardly talks to anyone.

  • I think he can even win the state finals.

  • So you're the dark horse in this competition!

  • The talk shows are saying that the former High Court judge is the dark horse to be the new governor.

  • We have a dark horse among us, too.

  • He's a dark horse. We never knew he was such a good player!

  • The runner from Idaho turned out to be the dark horse.

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イディオム 'ダークホース' - 英語の一般的なイディオム (Idiom 'Dark Horse' - Common Idioms In English)

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    Jjli Li に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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