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English adjective: nip and tuck

1. nip and tuck inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition

SamplesAs they approached the finish line they were neck and neck.
The election was a nip and tuck affair.

Synonymshead-to-head, neck and neck



English noun: nip and tuck

1. nip and tuck (act) plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

SamplesSome actresses have more than one face lift.

Synonymscosmetic surgery, face lift, face lifting, facelift, lift, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty

Broader (hypernym)anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Narrower (hyponym)nose job, rhinoplasty

English adverb: nip and tuck

1. nip and tuck even or close in a race or competition or comparison

SamplesThe horses ran neck and neck.
He won nip and tuck.

Synonymshead-to-head, neck and neck

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