a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
a racehorse about which little is known
A candidate who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.
An unexpected success.
Origin: Originally an allusion to an unknown horse winning a race, as used in an 1831 novel The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli.
A dark horse is a little-known person or thing that emerges to prominence, especially in a competition of some sort or a contestant that seems unlikely to succeed.
The numerical value of dark horse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dark horse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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...to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; in their desire for a fresh start in a tidy habitat, germ-free and secured by angels, religious multitudes are gambling the only life they may ever have on a dark horse in a race that has no finish line."
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