a straight fight

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a straight fight

A direct fight, contest, or competition between two opponents. It looked like it would be a straight fight between the two top-ranked players, but Mason's huge upset victories have given her an unlikely shot at the title. The election is shaping up to be a straight fight between these two parties once again.
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a straight fight

a contest between just two opponents, especially in an election. British
See also: fight, straight