toss-up


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a toss-up

A situation in which the outcome cannot be predicted or a decision between two things is very close. I don't know which team will win. Both have done so well this season that it's a real toss-up. Should I take the entry level position, or go back to school? It's really a toss-up in my mind.

toss-up

n. a matter of chance. (As predictable as the outcome of the toss of a coin.) Nobody knew what to do. It was a toss-up.
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Whatever the effort here, it's nothing compared with the frenzy - on the air and on the street - in the battleground states that are still considered toss-ups.
To illustrate why this is a double discount, consider the typical toss-up case in which the plaintiff has received borderline care that reasonable experts are as likely to condemn as to excuse.
html) Real Clear Politics labeling the races as toss-ups.
Republicans are expected to pick up seats in the US Senate, but polls show eight to 10 races are still toss-ups and it is unclear whether they can gain the six seats they need to control the 100-member chamber for the first time since the 2006 election.
The race tightened significantly in the past week, as several swing states that Trump must win shifted from favoring Clinton to toss-ups, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.
The race has tightened significantly in the past week, as several swing states that are considered must-wins forTrumpshifted from favouring Clinton to toss-ups, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.
Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas, which account for 96 electoral votes, remain as toss-ups, the survey found.
Trump absolutely has to win Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, but all look like toss-ups.
While runoffs can be toss-ups regardless of what happens in the regular election, Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said Bruner will probably have an edge in May because the movement conservatives backing her are more likely to show up to vote than the more moderate Republicans who are backing Ellis.
Four of those open seats are considered easy wins for Republicans, a fifth is leaning Republican, and the other two are considered toss-ups.
5) The Gamecocks will be clear favorites in eight games, clear underdogs against LSU, and toss-ups against Arkansas, Clemson and Georgia.
That race, along with Senate contests in Illinois, Colorado, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington state, were seen as toss-ups.
Going through on toss-ups were Emley, Linthwaite and Rastrick (knocking out Hall Bower, Micklehurst and Thongsbridge respectively).
Aa There are a few toss-ups (Sudan and Algeria), but the majority, including most of the Gulf States [Bahrain 95-5, Kuwait 79-21, Oman 97-3, Qatar 95-5, Saudi Arabia 89-11 and the UAE 94-6] is with Obama.