be nip and tuck

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be nip and tuck

slang To have a very close margin between the competitors in a contest or competition. This race has been nip and tuck, and we won't know who has won until the final vote is counted.
See also: and, nip, tuck
References in classic literature ?
Across the open spaces we gained, and in the brush they caught up with us, and more than once it was nip and tuck.
It was nip and tuck all the way as the Welsh youngsters mounted a determined bid to avenge their home defeat last year.
Her nerves were settled early as she knocked in a 20-foot par putt on the opening hole to go one up, but back-to-back birdies by Parsons put the Australian in front and from then on it was nip and tuck.