Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An even chance or choice.
  • noun The flipping of a coin to decide an issue.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of toss-up.

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  • noun an unpredictable phenomenon

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Examples

  • We didn't release today's poll with the others because we were focused on voter attitudes about clean energy in tossup House races where the incumbent voted for the House climate bill known as the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES).

    Heather Taylor-Miesle: Delaware Voters Support Clean Energy

  • We didn't release today's poll with the others because we were focused on voter attitudes about clean energy in tossup House races where the incumbent voted for the House climate bill known as the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES).

    Heather Taylor-Miesle: Delaware Voters Support Clean Energy

  • We didn't release today's poll with the others because we were focused on voter attitudes about clean energy in tossup House races where the incumbent voted for the House climate bill known as the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES).

    Heather Taylor-Miesle: Delaware Voters Support Clean Energy

  • We didn't release today's poll with the others because we were focused on voter attitudes about clean energy in tossup House races where the incumbent voted for the House climate bill known as the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES).

    Heather Taylor-Miesle: Delaware Voters Support Clean Energy

  • We have seen Senator Dodd move from what was called a tossup race -- that is, could go either way -- to a leans Republican race.

    CNN Transcript Dec 11, 2009

  • Sen. Stevens has a roughly 2-1 cash advantage over Mr. Begich, but the race is classified as a tossup by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

    Democrats Woo Their Web Constituency

  • CNN now estimates if the election were held today, Obama would win 264 electoral votes, John McCain would win 174. 100 electoral votes remain in that so-called tossup column, 270 the magic number need to win the election.

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2008

  • That leaves 133 electoral votes up for grabs in those so-called tossup states.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2008

  • He thinks Tennessee's a tossup, which is now held by a-- by Bill Frist.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

  • In 2005 I called Marsden's race a "tossup" and he won by 20%.

    PROJECTED WINNER

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