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- adj. Very close in progress, as in a race or contest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. so nearly equal that one cannot be said to be before the other; very close; even; side by side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. even or close in a race or competition or comparison
- adj. inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
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On discovering the force of the Indians, they retreated to the grove, and almost neck and neck with the Indians, sprang over their horses and occupied the Block House.
Dunross was up on Buccaneer, the big bay gelding, and he was neck and neck with Noble Star, ridden by his chief jockey, Tom Leung.
There were many grim statistics one could enumerate about how damaged the country was after decades of war, but suffice to say that even several years after the United States had toppled the Taliban, the countries of Afghanistan and Burkino Faso, in central Africa, were running neck and neck on their abysmal quality-of-life indicators.
Zero deaths were reported from Chinese or ayurvedic herbal medicines; seven from intentionally abused stimulants like ephedra, ma huang, and yohimbe; two from iron poisoning; three from potassium, two from sodium, one from vitamin C, and one from vitamin B6—running neck and neck with deaths reported from plain soap, table salt, and baking soda.
Now a contender made his dash, Winwell Stag, a gelding belonging to Havergill that Peter Marlowe had tipped to win, and he was coming up strong on the outside with Crossfire and Western Scot neck and neck just ahead, all whips out now in the gathering roar.
I was in Paris again in 1995 as Mitterrand was retiring and Jacques Chirac was in a neck and neck race with the Socialist candidate for president, Lionel Jospin.