What does neck and neck mean?


Idiom Meaning:

very close together or at equal level


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


This Is Us “Jack Pearson’s Son” (2017)

Time of Scene: n/a

Randall: So right now Travis Bauman and I are neck and neck to finish first place in our class. But if I don’t get an “A” on my “Hamlet” essay…

Kevin: Hey, I will write that “Hamlet” essay for you if you stop telling me this story. Come on, man, it’s Valentine’s Day. Go on a date. Kate, do we know someone desperate enough to go on a date with Randall?

Kate: Randall, ignore him. He thinks he walks on water now because he’s having sex with Sophie.

Rebecca: What? You’re having sex?

Kevin: I disown you. You are de-twinned.

Kate: Kevin…

Rebecca: Hold on. No, no, we should have a…

Kevin: We are not talking about this!

Rebecca: Guys, did you know about this?

Randall: Honestly, I just assumed. I got to work on my paper.

Kate: Bye.


Castle “Need to Know” (2013)

Time of Scene: n/a

Richard Castle: Captain Gates, I just want to say I appreciate what you did for me back there.

Captain Victoria Gates: I did not do it for you, Mr. Castle. I just don’t care for Agent McCord running roughshod in my precinct.

Richard Castle: Well, then, thank you for being more upset with her than you are with me.

Captain Victoria Gates: The two of you are running neck and neck. Don’t push it.

Richard Castle: Right.


You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979)

Time of Scene: 00:15:20

Lucy van Pelt: I don’t believe it. After the first five events, you’re in third place, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: What’s so good about that?

Lucy van Pelt: I thought you’d be dead last.

Charlie Brown: Who was last?

Lucy van Pelt: The Masked Marvel. Freddie Fabulous from Fremont and Marcie are neck and neck for first.

Patricia “Peppermint Patty” Reichardt: You did okay, Chuck, and so did our team. In fact, if you can win the decathlon tomorrow, we might win the whole junior olympics.

Lucy van Pelt: Good grief! The whole world must be coming to an end.

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