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 Neck and Heels.Neck or Nothing. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Neck and Neck.
 
Very near together in merit; very close competitors. A phrase used in horse races, when two or more horses run each other very closely.   1
 


 Neck and Heels.Neck or Nothing. 

 
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