Definition of be level pegging in English:

be level pegging


  • Be equal in score or achievement during a contest.

    ‘the two were level pegging after three heats’
    • ‘At the end of the first round of specialist subject questions, Daniel was level pegging with Sophie, with 16 points and no passes.’
    • ‘We are level pegging with them and I think the side with the greater will to win will come through it.’
    • ‘In their first round on Thursday last, they answered all of their questions correctly and after five questions they were level pegging with their opponents.’
    • ‘With a well taken goal the sides were level pegging.’
    • ‘However, their bowlers were unable to make the final breakthrough and the resulting draw leaves the two sides level pegging at the foot of the division.’
    • ‘Motorists in Waterford city and county are almost level pegging in the penalty points league following the most recent analysis carried out at the end of October.’
    • ‘The sides went into the final quarter level pegging once again.’
    • ‘The two candidates had been level pegging in opinion polls.’
    • ‘All three of them are level pegging with 33 dismissals each.’
    • ‘This was a close encounter with the sides level pegging for most of the game.’
    equal, even, drawn, tied, balanced, all square, on a level, in a position of equality
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