Nip and tuck
Nip Nip, n. 1. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice. [1913 Webster]

2. A pinch with the nails or teeth. [1913 Webster]

3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end. [1913 Webster]

4. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost. [1913 Webster]

5. A biting sarcasm; a taunt. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) A short turn in a rope. [1913 Webster]

{Nip and tuck}, a phrase signifying equality in a contest; as, it was nip and tuck right to the last minute of play. [Low, U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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