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Toss-up   /tɔs-əp/   Listen

An unpredictable phenomenon.  Synonyms: even chance, tossup.

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"Toss-up" Quotes from Famous Books

... said Iva, as she walked away arm-in-arm with Nesta. "I'm glad the lot has fallen on you. Muriel was pretty sure of a walk-over, but it was a toss-up who was to be the fourth. I don't mind telling you I voted for you myself. And so ...
— Monitress Merle • Angela Brazil

... you, my darling," she whispered to her, as soon as they had done, and the poor fellow was lying still—a toss-up with him whether it should be death or life; and I saw Mrs Bantem take Miss Ross's soft white hand between her two great rough hard palms, and kiss ...
— Begumbagh - A Tale of the Indian Mutiny • George Manville Fenn

... swollen ford where the current had come boiling up mount and rider were lifted and swept downstream, and for a matter of long moments it was a toss-up whether water-power or mule-power would prevail. Through the caldron roar of storm-fed waters, then, the girl could hear the heavy, straining breath in the beast's lungs, and the strong lashing of its swimming legs. She caught her lip ...
— The Roof Tree • Charles Neville Buck

Words linked to "Toss-up" :   hazard, chance, tossup, luck, fortune

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