Translation of "nip and tuck" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

nip and tuck

mainly US

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.

(比赛中)势均力敌,不相上下
It was nip and tuck as to who would win the playoffs. 尽管在季后赛中难分高下,但丹佛掘金队的坚毅最终帮助他们战胜了强大的华盛顿奇才队。

If a situation is nip and tuck, someone or something in that situation comes very close to failing or ending:

For several months it was nip and tuck, but we managed to pull the company out of bankruptcy.

(Translation of “nip and tuck” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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