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dead heat

noun

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a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other
  • the horses crossed the finish line in a dead heat

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The first known use of dead heat was in 1796

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“Dead heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dead%20heat. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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