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Variant(s):  neck-in-neck

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Spotted in the wild:

  • If the battle continues to be neck-in-neck, the real campaigning for the Presidency may be even more interesting. (Univ. of Kentucky Daily Beacon, Feb. 12, 1996)
  • Of all the experiments worldwide, those by the CDMS team and the Italian-Chinese team are considered to be neck-in-neck, in front of the pack. (UC Santa Barbara press release, Feb. 25, 2000)
  • But Congressman Lazio polled in the 40-percent range with Hillary, making for a neck-in-neck race that had to be exciting enough, and giving Wolfson ample opportunity to unleash that New York emotion of his. (Duke University Alumni Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2001)
  • “We needed to coordinate and graduate together because we are not flying everyone out here twice,” Norma says, adding that the stress of staying neck-in-neck with her sister doubled the ordinary tension of completing a dissertation. (Harvard University Gazette, June 6, 2002)
  • The two appear to be neck-in-neck, as different national polls now show the race to be a statistical dead heat. (Stanford University Daily, Oct. 15, 2004)

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| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/07/17 |

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