If Manchester United play a game against a team very much weaker than themselves, you can say that MU have the game to lose. In other words, the result is a foregone conclusion. The only thing that can go wrong is if they play so badly that they lose the game.
There are 2 candidates for a job. 'X' already works for the company. 'Y' is an external candidate. They will be interviewed by X's boss, who has already indicated to him that he will get the job. All he has to do is to pass the interview. The job is his to lose.
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