Definition of be level pegging in English:

be level pegging

phrase

British
  • Be equal in score or achievement during a contest:

    ‘the two were level pegging after three heats’
    • ‘The sides went into the final quarter level pegging once again.’
    • ‘With a well taken goal the sides were level pegging.’
    • ‘The two candidates had been level pegging in opinion polls.’
    • ‘We are level pegging with them and I think the side with the greater will to win will come through it.’
    • ‘At the end of the first round of specialist subject questions, Daniel was level pegging with Sophie, with 16 points and no passes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    equal, even, drawn, tied, balanced, all square, on a level, in a position of equality
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