Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nip and tuck”

See all translations

nip and tuck

mainly US
If a competition is nip and tuck, first one side seems to be winning and then the other, so that the result is not certain: It was nip and tuck as to who would win the playoffs.
Translations of “nip and tuck”
in Chinese (Traditional) (比賽中)勢均力敵,不相伯仲…
in Chinese (Simplified) (比赛中)势均力敌,不相上下…
(Definition of nip and tuck from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “nip and tuck” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More