A Toss-Up (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "A Toss-Up"?The term "a toss-up" means an unclear result that could go either way.
Most commonly used in the sentence "It's a toss-up," "toss-up" refers to tossing a coin to decide a 50/50 situation. For example:
- These two teams are equally matched. It's a toss-up.
Examples of Use:
- Choosing between the two options was difficult because it was a toss-up; both had equal merits.
- Deciding which movie to watch was a toss-up as both films had received positive reviews.
- The outcome of the game was a toss-up until the final moments when a decisive goal was scored.
- Whether to go out for dinner or cook at home was a toss-up since they were equally appealing choices.
- They were evenly matched in the competition, so it was a toss-up as to who would come out on top.
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