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nip and tuck

adjective or adverb \ˌnip-ən(d)-ˈtək\

of a race or other competition : so close that the lead changes quickly and very often from one person or team to another

Full Definition of NIP AND TUCK

:  being so close that the lead or advantage shifts rapidly from one opponent to another

First Known Use of NIP AND TUCK

1832

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