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English definition of “neck and neck”
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
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,