A Toss-Up (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

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.
A Toss-Up (Origin)

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