toss-up


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Related to toss-up: try out, fall off, call on, outlined, in favor, overhyped, scrutinised
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Noun1.toss-up - an unpredictable phenomenontoss-up - an unpredictable phenomenon; "it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"
fortune, hazard, luck, chance - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
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toss-up

[ˈtɒsʌp] N we'll settle it by a toss-upnos lo jugaremos or lo echaremos a cara o cruz
it was a toss-up between me and himla cosa estaba entre él y yo (al cincuenta por ciento)
it's a toss-up whether I go or stayno me decido si irme o quedarme

toss-up

n (lit)Knobeln ntdurch Münzenwerfen; it was a toss-up whether … (inf)es war völlig offen, ob …

toss-up

[ˈtɒsˌʌp] n (fig) (fam) it was a toss-up who would get there firstavevano tutti le stesse probabilità di arrivare per primo
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Democratic Senator Mark Udall also is in a tight race in the swing state of Colorado, and the fight to replace retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin in the swing state of Iowa is a toss-up.
An open House seat in a toss-up district coupled with the focus on issues related to insurance disputes has attracted a significant amount of interest and money.
Charlie Cook categorized earlier this month - 15 House seats as toss-up or worse with three GOP seats and 12 Democratic races in this category.
MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough sees the 2012 election as a toss-up between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
He said that in toss-up states like Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, the difference will be in its ground game.
Portland-based Republican pollster Bob Moore said the Democrats' unprecedented single-year voter-registration gains have played a big role in moving Oregon from the toss-up category to a likely source of support, and seven electoral college votes, for Obama.
In toss-up cases, for example, defendants not only obtain substantial discount in the cases they settle, but they also escape payment altogether in half of the toss-up cases.
It's among the most enigmatic objects in the solar system," says Voyager imaging team leader Bradford Smith of the University of Arizona in Flagstaff, who rates it "a toss-up," even in comparison with Io, the Jovian satellite whose active volcanism has been one of the major discoveries in the history of planetary exploration by spacecraft.
It seems the toss-up "swing" states might be purple politically, but when it comes to fiscal policy, they all lean heavily red.