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The meaning of "a toss up"

" A toss up "
Meaning:
1. The flip of a coin to decide on something. 2. A result, usually between two courses of action, which is uncertain and could go either way.
Example:
1. Before the game we tossed up to decide which direction we would be playing. 2. Who will win the Premiership this year? It looks pretty even. I’d say it’s a toss up.
Where did it originate?:
Britain. An allusion to tossing a coin to decide an outcome.
Where is it used?:
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