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Adjective: nip and tuck  ,ni-pun'túk
Usage: informal
  1. Inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
    "the election was a nip and tuck affair";
    - neck and neck, head-to-head
Noun: nip and tuck  ,ni-pun'túk
Usage: informal
  1. 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
    "some actresses have more than one nip and tuck";
    - face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty
Adverb: nip and tuck  ,ni-pun'túk
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Even or close in a race or competition or comparison
    "he won nip and tuck";
    - neck and neck, head-to-head

See also: inconclusive

Type of: anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Encyclopedia: Nip and tuck