nip and tuck

adjective or adverb \ ˌnip-ən(d)-ˈtək \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of nip and tuck

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

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First Known Use of nip and tuck

1832

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NIP AND TUCK Defined for English Language Learners

nip and tuck

Definition of nip and tuck for English Language Learners

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


NIP AND TUCK Defined for Kids

nip and tuck

adjective or adverb \ ˌnip-ən-ˈtək \

Definition of nip and tuck for Students

: so close that the lead shifts rapidly from one contestant to another


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