noun Date: 1812 1. toss 2b 2. an even chance 3. something that offers no clear basis for choice

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  • toss-up — n 1.) it s a toss up spoken used when you do not know which of two things will happen, or which of two things to choose ▪ I don t know who ll get the job it s a toss up between Carl and Steve. 2.) [C usually singular] BrE an act of tossing a coin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toss-up — toss ,up noun singular INFORMAL the act of throwing a coin into the air and making a decision based on which side the coin falls on be a toss up used for saying that you do not know which of two things to choose or which of two things will happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toss-up — toss ups N COUNT: usu a N in sing, oft N wh, N between pl n If you say that it is a toss up whether one thing will happen or another thing will happen, you mean that either result seems equally likely. It s a toss up whether oil prices will go up …   English dictionary

  • toss|up — toss up or toss|up «TS UHP, TOS », noun. 1. the act of tossing a coin to decide something. 2. Informal. an even chance: »It s a toss up whether or not he ll accept …   Useful english dictionary

  • toss-up — A result that is still unclear and can go either way is a toss up …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • toss up — index bet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • toss-up — ► NOUN informal 1) the tossing of a coin to make a choice. 2) a situation in which any of two or more outcomes or options is equally possible …   English terms dictionary

  • toss-up — noun an unpredictable phenomenon it s a toss up whether he will win or lose • Syn: ↑tossup, ↑even chance • Hypernyms: ↑luck, ↑fortune, ↑chance, ↑hazard * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toss up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms toss up : present tense I/you/we/they toss up he/she/it tosses up present participle tossing up past tense tossed up past participle tossed up same as toss I, 1), a) Let s toss up to decide who… …   English dictionary

  • toss-up — n. a matter of chance. (As predictable as the outcome of the toss of a coin.) □ Nobody knew what to do. It was a toss up. □ Who knows what will happen? It’s a toss up …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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