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nip and tuck Syllabification: nip and tuck

Definition of nip and tuck in English:

adverb& adjective

Neck and neck; closely contested: [as adverb]: it was nip and tuck until the Tigers took the lead
More example sentences
  • In a nip and tuck thirty minutes just two scores were recorded with both defences in top form.
  • That hadn't been the case in a nip and tuck first half hour though when the scene looked set for a real thriller.
  • Each issue was nip and tuck, scrounging for every word.


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A cosmetic surgical operation.
Example sentences
  • Around £400 a month should keep up my Botox levels and allow for the odd nip and tuck.
  • A nip and tuck later and the doubles are switched with their real life counterparts.
  • Surgeons claim the rise in the number of people going under the knife has been fuelled by the growing acceptance of cosmetic surgery and the increasing number of celebrities openly admitting they have had a nip and tuck.

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