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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.
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nip and tuck

In a state of close competition, with no way of predicting the eventual winner.
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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, 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"
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nip and tuck

adjective
Nearly equivalent or even:
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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
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BY KAREN ROCKETT THE couple that stitch together stick together...so Katie Price hopes as she emerges heavily bandaged with boyfriend Kris Boyson after joint nip/tuck ops.
She went on to appear in numerous projects, such as Loch Ness, 101 Dalmatians, Event Horizon, Maybe Baby, and The Patriot before accepting a role in acclaimed US small screen hit Nip/Tuck in 2003, which made her a global household name.
Belli has a running role in television show 'Nip/Tuck' and has also featured in hit programmes such as 'My Name is Earl' and 'CSI: New York'.
Creator Ryan Murphy, who also has "Nip/Tuck" and "Glee" on his resume, was seen by some critics as "American Horror Story's" biggest liability.
"He also apparently viewed the childhood home of Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon.
Murphy, best known for his work with the Golden Globe-winning television series Nip/Tuck and Glee, has garnered acclaim for his keen and realistic dialogue.
Ryan shot to fame as the creator of the plastic surgery TV drama Nip/Tuck, before coming up with the phenomenal hit Glee, about a school choir.
Its co-creator, Brad Falchuk, 39, a nice Jewish boy from Newton, Massachusetts, made his name in Hollywood as a writer and producer for Nip/Tuck, the salacious FX cable show about plastic surgeons.
There's no chance of wanting to go for a nip/tuck after watching The Ugly Face of Beauty over the past few weeks.
Most notably, Netflix has acquired streaming rights, for a period of four years, to all 100 episodes of the Golden Globe Awarda[euro]"winning drama series, 'Nip/Tuck'.
He is starring in the new series of Nip/Tuck, which begins this week on satellite channel FX, as well as family drama Brothers And Sisters on More 4.
Joely was fantastic in Nip/Tuck but just wasn't strong enough for this piece.