Meaning of “toss up” in the English Dictionary

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"toss up" in British English

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toss up

UK
phrasal verb with toss uk /tɒs/ us /tɑːs/ verb

to throw a coin up into the air and guess which side will land facing up, as a way of making a decision:

Let's toss up to see who goes first.

toss-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɒs.ʌp/ us /ˈtɑːs.ʌp/ informal

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

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toss-upnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɔsˌʌp/

a situation in which two possibilities are equally likely:

It was a toss-up who would win, right to the end of the game.

(Definition of “toss-up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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