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dead heat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdead heatˌdead ˈheat noun [countable]  EQUALa situation during or at the end of a race or competition in which two or more competitors have the same number of points etc, have reached the same level, or have taken the same time to complete a particular distance
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dead heatThe trucks bound across the finish in almost a dead heat -- but it is a bad race for both.Last year the Florida race was, in effect, a dead heat.If you look merely at voting margins, there is a dead heat.We play for about 40 minutes to a dead heat at game point.Among non-religious-right voters, the race for governor was a dead heat.
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