Also-ran

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Are you an also ran? No-one really wants to be an also ran but it does happen from time to time to all of us.

This phrase comes from the origins of horse racing, and the fact that people generally pay attention to who comes up top.

Those outside the top three are often referred to as the rest, but in horse racing they are the also-rans - those that also ran in the race but no-one is particularly interested in.

So if you are an also-ran, that's where it comes from - and those politicians in elections will do anything not to be an also ran, but the fact is, it's in your hands!

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