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nip and tuck

in a situation in which one side seems to be winning and then the other, so that the result is uncertain: The election was nip and tuck at first, but then Roberts pulled ahead and won.
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nip and tuck

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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: It was nip and tuck as to who would win the playoffs.
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.
(Definition of nip and tuck from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nip and tuck”
in Chinese (Simplified) (比赛中)势均力敌,不相上下…
in Chinese (Traditional) (比賽中)勢均力敵,不相伯仲…
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