English Idioms: A Toss-Up

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A Toss-Up: A result that is unclear, could go very good or very bad

The Blazers were ahead by 4 points, but it was still a toss-up who was going to win.

The phrase “it’s a toss-up” originated in the 1740’s. It uses the chance outcome of a coin toss as a metaphor for any result with an unclear outcome.

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