toss-up

noun \ ˈtȯs-ˌəp , ˈtäs- \

Definition of toss-up

1 : something that offers no clear basis for choice
2 : toss 1c
3 : an even chance

First Known Use of toss-up

1812

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Definition of toss-up for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which there is no clear right choice or in which what will happen is not known


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