Idiom:  neck and neck


Idiom:  neck and neck

  • at the same position or equal in a competition, race, etc.

Example sentences

  • The horses are neck and neck as they come around the last turn to the finish line.
  • We’re still neck and neck after playing this video game for the past four hours but we’re going to keep going until someone wins.
  • Our company is neck and neck with the other main competitors in our industry so we've hired a new market director to try to get more of the market.
  • After four suspense-filled sets, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are neck and neck in the fifth set tiebreaker.
  • Our twins are always neck and neck in their swim races.
  • The runners were neck and neck at the finish line so they are reviewing the tape to determine the winner.
  • Our relay team was neck and neck with the leaders but my teammate dropped the baton and we were disqualified.
  • The final round of contestants are neck and neck after the talent portion of the beauty pageant.


  • dead heat
  • photo finish

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