nip-and-tuck


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nip-and-tuck

adj attr (inf) a nip-and-tuck raceein Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen
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in a nip-and-tuck final set, Konta produced a gutsy hold to love for 5-5, and then broke to 15 to serve for the match.
The two squads figured in a nip-and-tuck affair before the defending champions went on the offensive with much more intensity.
against what 70 But the Manchester City fan who was filmed walking up a staircase, with his back to the game (circled below) just as Vincent Kompany hit that sensational winner Leicester must be cursing whatever made him leave his seat after minutes of a nip-and-tuck thriller.
Dubai: Dileep Kumar was crowned Indian Golfers Society's 'Golfer of the Year' after a nip-and-tuck race to the Order of Merit title during the season.
Then, in a nip-and-tuck clash with Newport's Jordan Ryan she had to play second fiddle in the end.
The second half followed the same nip-and-tuck pattern until substitute Dave Maggs turned the tide with a quickfire double - both set up by Perkins who headed down for a tap-in finish ten minutes from time and then teed up a fierce near-post finish.
Power, from Guilsfield, near Welshpool, won a nip-and-tuck battle with Dean Brace to take the honours in heat two of the meeting at Mallory Park, which was broadcast live on Motors TV.
A nip-and-tuck battle went all the way to the 19th hole before Williams, a plus three handicapper, prevailed.
How often in the past have we seen a nip-and-tuck finish contested by two riders using hands and heels only?
From surgery and safari trips in South Africa to nip-and-tuck breaks in US and European cities, the business is worth over pounds 2billion a year.
In all, a nip-and-tuck contest between first and third in the Premiership produced 10 tries, with Pontypridd taking it six four to seal all five points.
A nip-and-tuck first quarter saw the sides trade baskets throughout before suddenly Eagles shots didn't drop, Sharks did and the edged the first ten minutes 24-19.