nip and tuck

nip and tuck
evenly matched, hard fought to the finish

They were going along nip and tuck but he finally won the race in the end.


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  • nip and tuck — {adj. or adv.}, {informal} Evenly matched; hard fought to the finish. * /The game was nip and tuck until the last minute./ * /A was a nip and tuck race right to the finish line./ * /The two salesmen fought nip and tuck for the contract all the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nip and tuck — {adj. or adv.}, {informal} Evenly matched; hard fought to the finish. * /The game was nip and tuck until the last minute./ * /A was a nip and tuck race right to the finish line./ * /The two salesmen fought nip and tuck for the contract all the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Nip and tuck — Nip Nip, n. 1. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice. [1913 Webster] 2. A pinch with the nails or teeth. [1913 Webster] 3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end. [1913 Webster] 4. A blast; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nip and Tuck — may refer to: Nip and Tuck, former name of Artemus, Kentucky Nip/Tuck, TV series This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to …   Wikipedia

  • nip and tuck — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ closely contested; neck and neck. ► NOUN informal ▪ a cosmetic surgical operation …   English terms dictionary

  • nip and tuck — A close contest where neither opponent seems to be gaining the advantage …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nip and tuck — I noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised some actresses have more than one face lift • Syn: ↑face lift,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nip and tuck — I UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nip and tuck : singular nip and tuck plural nip and tucks informal a medical operation to make someone look thinner or younger, in which some of their fat is removed and their skin is made tighter II UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • nip\ and\ tuck — adj. or adv informal Evenly matched; hard fought to the finish. The game was nip and tuck until the last minute. A was a nip and tuck race right to the finish line. The two salesmen fought nip and tuck for the contract all the way. Compare: neck… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nip and tuck — mod. so close as to be almost the same; neck and neck. □ They ran nip and tuck all the way to the finish line, but Tom won the race. □ It was too close to call nip and tuck all the way …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nip and tuck — a close race, having just enough to win or finish    It was a close race nip and tuck all the way but we won! …   English idioms

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