nip and tuck


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nip and tuck

adv. & adj.
So close that the advantage or lead shifts from one to another and is virtually indeterminable.
n. Informal
A cosmetic surgical procedure in which skin and usually fat are removed and muscle is sometimes tightened to create a slimmer or more youthful appearance.

nip and tuck

In a state of close competition, with no way of predicting the eventual winner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nip and tuck - plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your facenip and tuck - plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"
nose job, rhinoplasty - cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
Adj.1.nip and tuck - inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition; "as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck"; "the election was a nip and tuck affair"
inconclusive - not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question; "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"
Adv.1.nip and tuck - even or close in a race or competition or comparison; "the horses ran neck and neck"; "he won nip and tuck"

nip and tuck

adjective
Nearly equivalent or even:
Translations

nip and tuck

n (inf)
(= cosmetic surgery)Schönheitsoperation f
(esp US) it was nip and tuckdas war eine knappe Sache; to be nip and tuck (in race etc) → Kopf an Kopf liegen; it was nip and tuck as they came up to the finishing linesie lagen vor dem Ziel praktisch auf gleicher Höhe
References in classic literature ?
Even as it was, it would be nip and tuck as to who came first to her side.
It was nip and tuck across to the Contra Costa Hills, neither of us seeming to gain or to lose.
It's going to be nip and tuck, and could come down to pressure and experience," Graham said.
The team was named Nip and Tuck, and this is the story of how we learned to farm together.
com)-- SEOKATZ a Chicago based marketing and search engine optimization consulting firm joined the ranks of bloggers today by unveiling a three part blog series titled Nip and Tuck - Noninvasive Website Surgery.
In the '80s, terms like nip and tuck (1980) and liposuction (1983) were on everyone's plumped-up lips.
The Cayenne is getting a nip and tuck after four years on the market.