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The meaning of "a toss up"

" A toss up "
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.
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?:
The United Kingdom. An allusion to tossing a coin to decide an outcome.
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