Meaning of “neck and neck” in the English Dictionary

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"neck and neck" in British English

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neck and neck

C2 If two competitors are neck and neck, they are level with each other and have an equal chance of winning.

(Definition of “neck and neck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neck and neck" in American English

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neck and neck

very close or equal:

The two boys ran toward the finish line neck and neck.

(Definition of “neck and neck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)