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neck and neck

If two people who are competing are neck and neck, they are very close and either of them could win.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
Translations of “neck and neck”
in Chinese (Traditional) (競爭者)旗鼓相當,不相伯仲…
in Russian голова в голову…
in Turkish başa baş, kafa kafaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) (竞争者)旗鼓相当,不相上下…
in Polish łeb w łeb…
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