- the tossing of a coin to decide something by its fall.
- an even choice or chance: It's a tossup whether they'll come or not.
Origin of tossup
Related Words for tossupprospect, trend, tendency, possibility, probability, likelihood, risk, circumstance, hazard, incident, action, opportunity, hope, anticipation, odds, expectation, feasibility, chance, contingency, sweepstake
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Contemporary Examples of tossup
The election is expected to be a tossup in this heavily Cuban American South Florida district.The 8 Most Competitive Congressional Races of 2014
October 28, 2014
It may not be news when John Boehner holds a fundraiser for the Republican candidate in a tossup district.John Boehner Risks Social Conservative Wrath to Support Carl DeMaio
October 7, 2014
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has currently classified the Colorado Senate race as a tossup.Democratic Senator Calls on CIA Director to Resign
July 31, 2014
The race is currently considered a tossup by outside observers and polling has Ernst and Braley in a dead heat.Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws
July 28, 2014
Obama, meanwhile, was also going door to door—doing a satellite tour of local stations in the tossup states.Robert Gibbs Plans a Good Cry
November 6, 2012