Origin of dead heat
Words nearby dead heat
How to use dead heat in a sentence
It was an outlier compared with the average, which showed a dead heat, but — as with a number of her outlier polls — it proved correct.
Recent polls indicated that Tuesday’s contest is a statistical dead heat.Voting Rights Still Unfinished Business on Prairie View’s Agenda|Truthbetold|November 1, 2020|TruthBeTold.news
Those contests are in Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and even Texas, which are polling closer to a dead heat.Politics Podcast: The Most Competitive Races In 2020|Galen Druke|October 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
But while he was up there riffing about Steiger, he looked like he did in the Big Heat.
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for dead heat
- a race or contest in which two or more participants tie for first place
- a tie between two or more contestants in any position
Other Idioms and Phrases with dead heat
A contest in which the competitors are equally matched and neither can win; a tie. For example, The two companies are in a dead heat to get a new personal computer on the market. This term comes from 18th-century British horse racing and is still part of racing terminology. It later was transferred to other kinds of competition.