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nail-biting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnail-bitingˈnail-ˌbiting adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 EXCITEDextremely exciting because you do not know what is going to happen next 🔊 The match went all the way to a nail-biting finish. 🔊 some nail-biting moments near the end of the moviesee thesaurus at exciting
Examples from the Corpus
nail-bitingIt had been a nail-biting day glued to the television.The rescue scene makes a nice, nail-biting finale.A nail-biting finish, but finally won by Moira Creek at her first attempt and a complete stranger to Pooh culture.But if they drop points, Leicester City or Derby County could triumph in a nail-biting finish.The World Series provided a number of nail-biting moments.Years of negotiations to secure the exhibition, which runs Saturday through Oct. 26, often were marked by nail-biting moments.
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