tight race

tight race

a close race. It was a tight race right up to the final turn when my horse pulled ahead and won easily.
See also: race, tight
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A jubilant Herbert said: "We knew it would be a tight race on fuel so we ran on a lean setting from the start.
Mugabe faces a tight race against Morgan Tsvangiari, whose ruling party, the Movement for Democratic Change, is running on a platform of accountable government and has widespread support in the cities.
(By the way, Minnesota's Paul Wellstone was the only Democratic Senator up for reelection who voted against the welfare bill: He's on top of the right's hit list and is being outspent substantially in a tight race. He's our only dependable voice in the Senate and needs all the support he can get.) A Democratically controlled House would at least block the worst of the GOP's initiatives and thereby exert a brake on Clinton's rightward slide.
gressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro, who is in a tight race with Democrat Brendan Kelly, the St.
'It's an important win because it's a tight race from No.
WASHINGTON - Tight race between Clinton, Sanders in Iowa and Trump pulls ahead in 1st US Presidential balloting - report.
It's a nice race, a tight race, but at Southwell it's all about who can sustain the gallop."
Sir Menzies, 64, succeeds Charles Kennedy after confounding predictions of a tight race with a convincing victory.
He said the al-Qaeda leader gave him the edge in a tight race against Democrat rival John Kerry.
Golf: Sandy Twynholm (Morpeth) and Phil Ridden (City of Newcastle) head a very tight race for top player in the Newcastle and District League.
The Lady Tamaraws' three-set victory over National University, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, put them at a 7-6 slate and gave them the fifth seed in a tight race for the third and fourth spots in the semifinals.
| ADDIS ABABA, July 16 (KUNA) -- South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was elected African Union Commission President late on Sunday winning a tight race against incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon.
It looks a tight race with a couple of in-form rivals, but there has been nothing to suggest he has lost any of his ability." Bruce Jackson
But it also reveals that Democratic rival John Kerry has been unable to capitalise on those weaknesses The result, six months before theNovember 2 election, is a tight race between a vulnerable incumbent and a challenger who has not yet defined himself,according to the Battleground 2004 poll to be released today.
Independent Munster MEP Pat Cox clinched the highest elected post in Europe after an unexpectedly tight race.