in contention

idiom

Definition of in contention

: being argued about : not yet decided an issue that is still in contention

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“In contention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20contention. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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