dead heat

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dead heat (plural dead heats)

  1. (idiomatic) a close race or contest in which no winner is apparent
    Polls indicated a dead heat for the office of dog catcher.
    • 1964, Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion
      Just as Hank had predicted, we had reached the work site in a dead heat with gray dawn.

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