level pegging


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level pegging

Equal with one's opponent(s), thus making a victory or outcome hard to predict. He's level pegging with the other candidate, so it's still unclear if he'll win re-election.
See also: level, peg

ˌlevel ˈpegging

(British English) making progress at the same rate as another person or group: There’s ten minutes left, and the teams are still level pegging. In some games, a player puts a peg (= a short piece of wood, plastic, etc.) in one of a series of numbered holes to mark their score. If both players’ pegs are level, their scores are equal.
See also: level, peg
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Premier Division new boys Bromsgrove travel to fellow strugglers Shrewsbury, the pair currently level pegging at the bottom of the table.
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The victory lifted Aldershot onto 17 points, level pegging with Tranmere.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "We want apprenticeships to be level pegging with a degree, giving millions the dignity of work and a pay packet."
"I thought we came out with purpose after the break when Theo Streete should have scored from a point-blank header and the goalie made a great save from Moulty, but you need one of those situations to go in to bring it back to level pegging. And had one done it could have been a whole different game.
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Second only to London in volume of transactions, CBRE's Regional Office Investment Market View shows that Manchester, having also recorded pounds 173 million in sales, is level pegging with Brum, followed by Leeds (pounds 104m) and Bristol (pounds 51m).
I do believe it is hugely important for this next tour that everyone starts on level pegging."
DOUBLE CHECKMATE: Hartlepool twins James and Robert Akehurst were level pegging in the chess stakes as they were both among the top ten young players in the country, according to the British Chess Federation under-11 rankings in January 1983.
With the pair level pegging after 13 matches, it was fitting that the title should be decided on the final event of the series - and perhaps even more appropriate that they should finish first and second.
It was level pegging in the second until Gonzalez found another gear to break at 6-5 up.