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down-to-the-wire

adjective

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showing little difference in the standing of the competitors
  • a down-to-the-wire contest for the pennant

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“Down-to-the-wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/down-to-the-wire. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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