evenly matched

idiom

: equal in skill or ability
It was a close game between two evenly matched teams.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The singers seemed evenly matched, and both received praise from the coaches. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 26 Jan. 2023 The 2024 presidential election promises to be close; head-to-head polls show Biden and Trump evenly matched. Doyle Mcmanus, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Despite how well both teams have been scoring, this one is likely to stay close given how evenly matched both rosters are with skill and defensive players. Ian Firstenberg, Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2023 That might be enough to carry them into the AFC Championship Game given how evenly matched the rosters are. Michael Niziolek, cleveland, 21 Jan. 2023 In those eight House districts, Republicans and Democrats have been evenly matched on the airwaves since August, according to data from the ad-tracking firm, AdImpact. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 30 Sep. 2022 The group was nearly evenly matched by about 15 local and federal law enforcement officers who stood in front of Kavanaugh’s home as demonstrators slowly walked up and down one block of his narrow street. Dan Morse, Washington Post, 11 May 2022 The two sides were not evenly matched. Justin Lynch, CNN, 17 Apr. 2023 These two are evenly matched, but there is one under-the-radar trend worth digging into. Tanner Mcgrath, Chicago Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Evenly matched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evenly%20matched. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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