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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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That still leaves the Democrats needing to win all three toss-up seats (including the one current Democrat-held seat), flip the four states that only lean GOP right now, plus pick up another seat that's more firmly held by Republicans.
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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.
By contrast, the better studies have added a third category for toss-up cases and the Studdert study commendably used six.
In an election year with few Texas House districts considered toss-ups, a coastal district losing its longtime Democratic representative could give Republicans their best chance to flip a House seat.
Jacobson lists 12 chambers as toss-ups: the Alabama, Alaska, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin senates, and the Alabama, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin houses.
A (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/31/florida-moves-back-to-toss-up-column-giving-donald-trump-a-viable-path-to-270-electoral-votes/) Washington Post analysis noted that Trump needs to win all of their current toss-up states - Ohio, Florida, Arizona and Utah - and then still scrap together 26 more electoral votes.
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In fact, Cook Political Report, has rated the state a toss-up for all three offices, (https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_North_Carolina,_2016) Ballotpedia reported .
IT was a toss-up which caused greater surprise at The Lesters awards ceremony-Michael Caulfield's sing-song to guitar accompaniment, or Jamie Osborne's announcement that he was retiring from riding.
Reid is retiring after this term and is leaving his seat to an effective toss-up race between Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Joe Heck.
MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough sees the 2012 election as a toss-up between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
It seems the toss-up "swing" states might be purple politically, but when it comes to fiscal policy, they all lean heavily red.
But dozens of key races across the country were toss-ups or close to it.