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Cinderella
also called "Cinderella Story" refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected and has 3 more synonyms

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  1. Cinderellas tend to gain much media and fan attention as they move closer to the championship game at the end of the tournament

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 1, 2009
  2. a term from American and Canadian sports

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 1, 2009
  3. The term comes from the ending of the fairy tale Cinderella, and it implies unexpected success after a period of obscurity

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 1, 2009
  4. The usage was popularized by Bill Murray in the 1980 hit movie Caddyshack where he pretends as the announcer to his own golf fantasy: "Cinderella story

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  5. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion." Murray is said to have improvised the scene in one take from two lines of stage direction

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 1, 2009
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