Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following...

Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;

In the match against the uplanders team, the sub mariners turned out to be the dark horse

  • A. played most brilliantly
  • B. played below their usual form
  • C. won unexpectedly
  • D. lost as expected
  • E. won as expected
Correct Answer: Option C

Dark horse in this context is a candidate or competitor about whom little is known, but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.


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7 years ago
dark horse


A person about whom little is known, esp. someone whose abilities and potential for success are concealed: e.g. "a dark-horse candidate".

A competitor or candidate who has little chance of winning, or who wins against expectations.

[culled from google]

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1 year ago
Dark Horse Meaning:
陇 A little known, unexpectedly
successful entrant
陇 Someone who was
previously unknown, but
suddenly emerges into
陇 Someone who keeps their
skills and ideas secret and
surprises others by doing
something unexpected
陇 A person who wins a race or
competition though no one
expected them to win
Ndubueze Amatel
7 years ago
I thought black and dark are d same. As in black sheep dark horse
7 years ago
C is horse are like wat we called underdog whc w blive can neva perform well.but in the questn it was clear dat dey play wit d uplander nd it was unexpected whc means they won
7 years ago
Dark Horse simply means that something or someone that never does well did well and carried the day
6 years ago
U C. Dark horse. Synonymous to escape goat. Unexpected escapisms. Hmm.
7 years ago
It implies amazement
6 years ago
Yep c is correct! Dark horse = unexpected victory
Ajuma mercy
6 years ago
I didn't know dat b4 bt now I knw
6 years ago
c is corect
7 years ago
Yea! C is the answer, this question came out 2012 WAEC.
jolayemi faidat
7 years ago
i neva think of C bn d corect ansa,the dark horse
1 month ago
I'm unable to answer questions
7 years ago
7 years ago
Yes! Its 'C' Being giant

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