toss/flip a coin

idiom

: to decide something by throwing a coin up in the air and seeing which side is shown after it lands
Let's toss a coin. Heads, we don't go; tails, we do.

Examples of toss/flip a coin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the space is full, press pause and flip a coin for each word. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 16 May 2024 The Chargers and Indians will decide on Wednesday morning whether to play a seeding game or flip a coin for the third and fourth spots. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Feb. 2024 The retailer offers two gorgeous colorways, Blue Blush and Nickel Copper, so take your pick (or flip a coin). Sarah Han, Allure, 24 Nov. 2023 Oscar prognosticators advised us to flip a coin to guess the winner. Joe Reid, Vulture, 21 Mar. 2022 Referees seem to flip a coin to determine the outcome between offensive fouls and blocking charges, and flopping players are too incentivized to stand like matchsticks in front of driving opponents. Jason Gay, WSJ, 30 May 2022 But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air… Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 30 Mar. 2022 Instead move to a place where you‘re all alone and flip a coin. Dennis Shasha, Scientific American, 9 Mar. 2022 The options are, and both candidates have to agree on the terms, redo the election in 10 days or flip a coin. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 24 June 2020

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“Toss/flip a coin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toss%2Fflip%20a%20coin. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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