nail-biting


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nail-biting

a nail-biting event or period of time makes you feel very nervous, usually because you are waiting for something important to happen (always before noun) The teams were very evenly matched and played a close game right up to the nail-biting finish.
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Nail-biting occurs most often as teenagers are going through puberty changes.
He infuses his narrative with nail-biting suspense without sacrificing characterization or quality, using vivid descriptions that employ all the senses.
NAIL-BITING THEIR WAY THROUGH A FEW TENSE hours on November 2, in the end self-described "progressives" in America's blue states only found more reason to wonder how--even if--they fit into the nation's changing political and cultural landscape.
Hands down, The Fall of Never is one of the most enthralling and nail-biting books I've read in years.
Villagers at Appleton Wiske, near Northallerton, face a nail-biting time as they wait to hear if their entry in the Britain in Bloom national finals has won a top award.
The song topped the poll in a nail-biting St David's Day competition shown live on S4C on Saturday night.
A MASSIVE power surge was sparked last night at the end of a nail-biting Coronation Street double bill.
However, investors no longer view 150-point stock movements, up or down, as nail-biting events.
But anyone who has tried to sprint from one hall to another to catch a connection, or (in some ways even worse) has had to trundle around in nail-biting slowness on one of the Heath-Robinsonish buses where the floor ponderously moves up and down on gigantic scissor jacks, knows that this is not much better, The chief architect of both buildings was Paul Andreu.
Streb compresses time into the nail-biting intensity of a circus arena.
Jack faces one obstacle to the next when his ex-partners try to stop him from arriving at the courthouse through an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting car chase adventure.
The last few minutes were nail-biting moments for Welsh fans.
Tony McCoy is facing a nail-biting wait as the current cold snap continues to play havoc with National Hunt racing.
A nail-biting battle with France for third place ended with Britain losing 203-201.
Snap a rubber band on the inside of your wrist when you start to bite your nails so you have a negative physical response to nail-biting.