straight fight


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straight fight

n
a contest between two candidates only
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If Umno is strong, then PAS will support Umno and if PAS is strong in a constituency, then Umno will support PAS for a straight fight,' he was quoted as saying.
Where we have been in a straight fight with Labour we have done pretty well and, in some of Labour's strongholds, we have really reduced their majorities."
Sung dropped his fourth straight fight and slipped to a 2-5 record overall.
The contest is now a straight fight between House of Representatives member, Barr.
THE title of game of the day in Mid-Ulster on Saturday comes down to a straight fight between two nine-goal thrillers.
Record Sport understands it's now a straight fight between the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year and Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst for the Tractor Boys post.
Summary: Kovind secured a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight
VVUTTOXETER's Summer Cup ended up being a straight fight between Ballynagour and Drop Out Joe.
Morgan and Hook face a straight fight to see who will start at outside centre and partner Jamie Roberts in midfield after Rob Howley confirmed North and Cuthbert will begin on the wings.
UNIQUELY, the Ceredigion seat is a straight fight between Plaid and the Lib Dems.
With Fernando Alonso due to be confirmed next week as a McLaren driver on a two-year deal, with the option of a third, the battle for the second seat comes down to a straight fight between the experience of Button or the youth of team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
The world title now appears to be a straight fight between Jonathan and Spain's Gomez at the season-ending Edmonton Grand Final in Canada on September 1.